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Carboxylic Acid Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Carboxylic Acid

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The formula for the carboxyl functional group is RCOOH.

The formula for the carboxyl functional group is RCOOH.

De.Nobelium, Wikipedia Commons This is the chemical structure of the carboxylic acid functional group.

This is the chemical structure of the carboxylic acid functional group.

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Definition: Carboxylic acid is an organic compound containing the COOH functional group.

Example: An example is acetic acid, CH3COOH

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