carboxyl group(redirected from carboxyl radical)
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carboxyl groupThe acidic functional group found in organic molecules, consisting of carbon with one doubled-bonded (carbonyl group) O2, and a single-bonded O2.
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carboxyl groupthe monovalent group -COOH, found in aldehydes and ketones.
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