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    (Original post by Pigster)
    In AS, you learnt the definition of a functional group...

    2.1.1 (b) interpret, and use, the terms:
    functional group as a group of atoms responsible for the characteristic reactions of a compound

    How does a methyl group give the compound its characteristic reactions? Especially one with an ester linkage and a (tertiary) alcohol? (never mind the fused rings)

    P.S. sorry for dragging the conversation back to the OP.
    Maybe he wasn't taught the proper definition or just got confused? I remember my A level chemistry teacher was quite vague and got muddled on certain topics.
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    (Original post by EdmundWoodstock)
    I'm not being pernickety, spending most of your time doing chemistry is quite clearly different from spending a fraction of your time doing chemistry, what's pernickety about that? And what has "winning" got to do with anything, this isn't a competition, JMaydom is an Oxford chemistry graduate so obviously knows more chemistry than me...
    do u even chemistry m8?
 
 
 
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