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Carboxylic Acid

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  • A carboxylic acid is a carbonyl compound that has the following general structural formula.

     

    R = H, alkyl group, aryl group
     

    eg:

     

     

    The —COOH group in a carboxylic acid is called the carboxylic acid group.

    see also oxoacid