structure of a carboxylic acid
3d structure of a carboxylic acid
a carboxylic acid is an organic compound that contains a carboxyl group (c(=o)oh). the general formula of a carboxylic acid is r–cooh, with r referring to the alkyl group. carboxylic acids occur widely. important examples include the amino acids and acetic acid. deprotonation of a carboxyl group gives a carboxylate anion.