Carboxyl groups

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A carboxyl group is an organic functional group [1] which is made up of a carbon atom, an oxygen atom and a hydroxyl group. The carboxyl group is often seen as -COOH [2]. The oxygen atom is double bonded to the carbon atom, but the carbon is bonded to the hydroxy group by a single bond. Carboxyl groups can make up carboxylic acids which is the carboxyl group attached to an R group [3]. The R group can be any chemical species [4].

Properties [5]:




References

  1. Helminstine A. What Chemistry Students Should Know About the Carboxyl Group. ThoughtCo. 2018 [accessed on 4 December 2018]. Available from: https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-carboxyl-group-and-examples-604879
  2. Helminstine A. What Chemistry Students Should Know About the Carboxyl Group. ThoughtCo. 2018 [accessed on 4 December 2018]. Available from: https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-carboxyl-group-and-examples-604879
  3. Helminstine A. What Chemistry Students Should Know About the Carboxyl Group. ThoughtCo. 2018 [accessed on 4 December 2018]. Available from: https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-carboxyl-group-and-examples-604879
  4. Helminstine A. What Chemistry Students Should Know About the Carboxyl Group. ThoughtCo. 2018 [accessed on 4 December 2018]. Available from: https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-carboxyl-group-and-examples-604879
  5. Carboxyl Group - Formula, Structure, Properties & Sources | Chemistry. Byjus.com. 2018 [accessed on 4 December 2018]. Available from: https://byjus.com/chemistry/carboxyl-group/


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