Carboxylic Acids

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Carboxylic Acids

Carboxylic acids are a group of organic compounds which have weakly acidic properties. The react with bases/alkalis to for salts and release carbon dioxide from carbonates. They react with alcohols (another organic series of compounds) to form organic compounds called esters which are used as solvents and components in perfumes and food flavourings.

10. CARBOXYLIC ACIDS and ESTERS - other families of organic compounds

We find members of the homologous series called carboxylic acids in fruits and in vinegar and many in fragrances and food additives as carboxylic acid derivatives called esters. ((c) doc b ester preparation and uses


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