Ch # 13 Carboxylic Acids Short Question


Organic compounds containing (-COOH) as a functional group are called carboxylic acid. The (-COOH) group which itself is made up of a carbonyl group (>C = O) and a hydroxyl group (-OH) is called carbonyl group. (Carb from carbonyl and oxyl from hydroxal)……..


  1. Introduction.
  2. Nomenclature of Carboxlyic Acids.
  3. General Methods of Preparation.
  4. Physical Characteristics.
  5. Reactivity of Carboxyl Group (-COOH).
  6. Acetic Acid.
  7. Amino Acids.

In this chapter you will learn:

  1. How to name carboxylic acids and their derivatives.
  2. The commercial method for the preparation of acetic acid.
  3. The relationship between the structure of carboxyl group and its reactivity.
  4. The effect of hydrogen bonding on the physical properties of carboxylic acids.
  5. The ways of preparing four derivaties of carboxylic acids and the conversion of these derivatives back to carboxylic acids.
  6. About amino acids and their significance.

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