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Contents
· Carboxylic Acids
· Physical Properties
· Preparation of Carboxylic Acids
· Reactions of Carboxylic Acids
­ ...With metals
­ ...With bases
­ ...With carbonates
­ ...With Alkalis
­ ...Esterification
· Summary…read more

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Carboxylic Acids
· The functional group is ­COOH or
· They are named by taking the `e' from the
stem of the alkane and adding `­oic acid'
for the suffix
· They are found throughout nature
­ Citrus fruits
­ Rhubarb leaves
­ Sting of ants…read more

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Physical Properties
· Very soluble in solvents
· Soluble in water due to hydrogen bonding
· As mass increases, solubility decreases
· Boiling point increases as size increases
due to more van der Waals…read more

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Preparation of Carboxylic Acids
· There are several ways to prepare carboxylic acids,
the following list corresponds to the equations below
1. Oxidation of aldehydes
2. Hydrolysis of esters
3. Hydrolysis of acyl chlorides
4. Hydrolysis of nitriles
5. Hydrolysis of amids…read more

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Reactions of Carboxylic Acids...
· They are weak monobasic acids
· Take part in the typical acid reactions
· Salts formed are known as caboxylates
· The carboxylate contains a carboxylate ion…read more

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Beth


Really good revision sorce helped me loads.

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