Organic Chemistry Tutorial: Functional groups and naming organic molecules.
Naming organic molecules requires that you can recognise functional groups and follow a few simple rules.
Changing functional groups on the adrenaline molecule modifies its effects, some are suppressed others are enhanced.
Removing all of the -OH groups for instance turns adrenaline into amphetamine. Amphetamine echoes some of the properties of adrenaline.
Methamphetamine is another molecule with a similar structure. Methamphetamine abuse is a serious social issue in New Zealand where drug busts are a regular occurrence in Auckland suburbs.
Functional groups tutorial.