Carboxylic Acids and their derivatives
- Carboxylic acids contain the carboxyl acid group.
- Their names end with –oic acid.
- The functional group on the carboxylic acids can be summarised as -COOH. However the two oxygens aren’t actually joint together:
- The simplest carboxylic acid groups contain an alkyl group attached to a carboxyl group- RCOOH.
Carboxylic Acid Derivatives
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