Reid, Evans B. Department of Chemistry, Colby College, Waterville, Maine.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Nomenclature and general properties
- Ionization and acidity
- Structure and properties
- Structural variations
- Reactions and uses
- Related Primary Literature
- Additional Reading
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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