Carboxylic Acids

A Summary Of all the key A2 reactions of Carboxylic Acids

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  • Carboxylic Acids
    • Carboxylic Acid + LiAlH4 --> Alcohol + water
      • Eg. CH3COOH+ LiAlH4 --> CH3CH2OH + H2O
    • Carboxylic Acid + Base --> Salt + water
      • Eg.  CH3COOH + KOH --> CH3COOK + H2O
    • Carboxylic Acid + Phosphorus (V) Chloride -->  Acyl Chloride + Hydrochloric Acid + POCl3
      • Eg. CH3COOH +PCl5 --> CH3COCl +HCL +POCl3
    • Carboxylic Acid + Alcohol ? Ester + Water
      • Eg. CH3COOH + CH3CH2OH   -->  CH3COOCH2CH3  + H2O

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