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State the meaning

Answer :

Functional group is defined as an atom or a group of atoms which makes carbon compounds reactive and also the decides the various properties of the compounds.

(i) The functional group present in Ethanol is: Alcohol i.e. –OH group.

(ii) The functional group present in Ethanoic acid is: Carboxylic acid i.e. –COOH group.

The structures of Ethanol and Ethanoic acid are:

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