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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