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Aug 25, 2017

Answer:

Yes, basically it is just remembering what each group looks like.

Explanation:

All "functional groups" are combinations of atoms that act together in reactions. Common ones are carboxylic (acid) groups, the ketone/ester/ether groups, amines, amides, alcohols, nitrides, nitrates, sulfates/sulfides and so on.

Knowing which atoms constitute a functional group helps to identify them in a compound and predict likely reactions.