carboxylate definition

  • noun:
    • Any salt or ester of a carboxylic acid.
  • verb:
    • to make a carboxyl group by introduction of carbon-dioxide
    • To respond with a carboxylic acid
    • treat (a chemical element) with carboxyl or carboxylic acid
  • verb-transitive:
    • to treat a chemical mixture with carboxyl or carboxylic acid.

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