carboxylic acid(redirected from Alkanoic acid)
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Related to Alkanoic acid: Alkanol
an organic compound containing the carboxy group (-COOH), which is weakly ionized in solution forming a carboxylate ion (-COO−).
car·box·yl·ic ac·id(kar-bok'sil-ik as'id),
An organic acid with a carboxyl group. Compare: carboxyl.