Acyl chlorides

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In organic chemistry, an acyl chloride is a molecule with the functional group -COCl. Acyl chlorides are described as acid derivitives, that is, -Cl is in place of -OH that would be seen in carboxylic acid compounds. They do not dissolve in water because they react with it via a nucleophillic-addition-elimination reaction to give its acid derivative and HCl[1].

References

  1. © Jim Clark 2004 (modified December 2015) https://www.chemguide.co.uk/organicprops/acylchlorides/background.html Date accessed:05/12/17
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