What functional groups are there in aspartame?
The functional groups in aspartame are carboxyl, primary amine, amide, ester, and phenyl.
The structural formula of aspartame is
From left to right, the functional groups are
• A carboxyl group, -COOH
• An amine, -NH₂
• An amide group, -CONH-
• An ester group, -COOR
• A phenyl group, -C₆H₅