Carboxylic Acids

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Chemistry C7: Carboxylic acids


Carboxylic acids are organic compounds that contain the reactive group -COOH.

E.g. Ethanoic acid (acetic acid)

Naming the chemical compunds:

The chemical names of the compounds are related to the alkane with the same number of carbon atoms.

For example: The ending 'ane' becones 'anoic acid

This makes 'ehtane' become 'ethanoic acid'

Carboxylic acid reactions:



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