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Definition of Hydroxyl Group

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The hydroxyl functional group is an oxygen-containing group based on an alcohol or OH group.

The hydroxyl functional group is an oxygen-containing group based on an alcohol or OH group.

Ben Mills
Definition: The hydroxyl group is a functional group consisting of a hydrogen atom covalently bonded to an oxygen atom.

The hydroxyl group is denoted by -OH in chemical structures and has a valence charge of -1.

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