Reid, Evans B. Department of Chemistry, Colby College, Waterville, Maine.
- Nomenclature and general properties
- Ionization and acidity
- Structure and properties
- Structural variations
- Reactions and uses
- Additional Readings
One of a large family of organic substances widely distributed in nature, and characterized by the presence of one or more carboxyl groups (COOH). These groups typically yield protons in aqueous solution. See also: Acid and base
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