carboxylic acid(redirected from Alkanoic acids)
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an organic compound containing the carboxy group (-COOH), which is weakly ionized in solution forming a carboxylate ion (-COO−).
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car·box·yl·ic ac·id(kar-bok'sil-ik as'id),
An organic acid with a carboxyl group. Compare: carboxyl.
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carboxylic acidAn organic acid with one or more functional –COOH side chains (carboyxl groups).
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