Beer Info FAQ

Are methyl groups functional groups?

Are methyl groups functional groups?

The methyl group is the only nonpolar functional group in our class list above. The methyl group consists of a carbon atom bound to three hydrogen atoms. This means that methyl groups are unable to form hydrogen bonds and will not interact with polar compounds such as water.

Is phosphate acidic or basic?

Phosphate ion is a reasonably strong base. It hydrolyzes in water to form a basic solution.