Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 2 - Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules - Study Problems: 2-24 i

Answer

A compound that contains a carboxyl group -COOH. Example: Ethanoic acid $CH_3-CO-OH$

Work Step by Step

Carboxylic acids contain the carboxyl group, -COOH, as their functional group. The general formula for a carboxylic acid is R-COOH. Example: Ethanoic acid $CH_3-CO-OH$
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