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what is a ketonic carboxylic acid and a hydroxy carboxylic acid ?
Asked by | 02 Jun, 2008, 12:51: PM
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Keto acids are organic acids containing a ketone functional group and a carboxylic acid  group.

eg.Pyruvic acid (CH 3 COCO 2 H) is an alpha-keto acid

(α-)Hydroxy acids, or alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), are a class of chemical compounds that consist of a carboxylic acid substituted with a hydroxy group(OH) on the adjacent carbon.

eg.Glycolic acid

Answered by | 17 Jun, 2008, 03:42: PM

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