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The Acyl Group - Chapter Summary
In this organic chemistry chapter, you'll review a series of lessons that covers the fundamentals of the acyl group. As you follow along with our expert chemistry instructors, you'll learn about the group's structure, transfer reactions and reactivity. You'll also take a look at the major similarities and differences between the acyl group and the carbonyl group. The chapter is available to study whenever you have free time, and you can access these resources using any computer or mobile device. Take the self-assessment quizzes, as well as the chapter exam, to make sure you fully understand these chemistry concepts. By the end of the chapter, you should be equipped to:
- Describe the structure of the acyl group
- Assess reactivity and transfer reactions within the acyl group
- Differentiate between the acyl group and the carbonyl group
1. Acyl Group: Definition & Structure
Acyl groups are one of organic chemistry's functional groups. In this lesson we will learn what an acyl group is, examples of acyl group structures, and how they are used in the body.
2. Acyl Group: Reactivity & Transfer Reactions
The purpose of this lesson will be to study a functional group of organic chemistry called an acyl group. Our primary points of discussion will include the reactivity of acyl groups and the specific kind of reaction they undergo.
3. Acyl Group vs. Carbonyl Group
There are several different types of groups in organic chemistry. In this lesson, we will learn about the acyl and carbonyl group, how they are related and how they are different.
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