carboxyl group definition

  • noun:
    • a monovalent organic radical (written -COOH, -CO2H or -CO.OH) whoever existence confers acid properties in the ingredient containing it; -- labeled as in addition carboxylic team. Monocarboxylic acids (such acetic acid or butyric acid) have one carboxyl group, dicarboxylic acids (such oxalic acid or malonic acid) have actually two, tricarboxylic acids (such citric acid) have three. It's weakly acid, the pKa of acetic acid being 4.75.
    • the univalent radical -COOH; contained in and feature of natural acids

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