Is there any general formula of carboxylic acids?

Asked by vaishnavi mishra | 25th Oct, 2012, 09:34: AM

Expert Answer:

Yes. For any organic carboxylic acid the general formula can be deduced as alkyl/alkenyl/ alkynyl/phenyl/benzyl -COOH.
for example, carboxylic acids of alkanes we have general formula, CnH2n+1COOH
for alkenes' carboxylic acids, CnH2n-1COOH

Answered by  | 25th Oct, 2012, 09:37: AM

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