Category Archives: Carboxylic acids

Carboxylic acids (GCSE)

Ethanoic acid is a member of the carboxylic acids, which have the functional group –COOH. Candidates should be able to recognise carboxylic acids from their names or formulae, but do not need to know the names of individual carboxylic acids, other than methanoic acid, ethanoic acid and propanoic acid. Properties of carboxylic acids: ■ dissolve in water to produce acidic solutions ■ react with

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