Carboxylic acid group

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The functional group of carboxylic acid is COOH. The carbon atom must contain both C=O and O-H.  
 
The functional group of carboxylic acid is COOH. The carbon atom must contain both C=O and O-H.  
  
When in solution it can dissociate leaving just COO- which has a negative charge due to the loss of H+.
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When in solution it can dissociate leaving just COO<sup>-</sup> which has a negative charge due to the loss of H<sup>+</sup>.

Latest revision as of 13:35, 30 November 2018

The functional group of carboxylic acid is COOH. The carbon atom must contain both C=O and O-H.

When in solution it can dissociate leaving just COO- which has a negative charge due to the loss of H+.

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