Thu October 25, 2012 By: Vaishnavi Mishra

Is there any general formula of carboxylic acids?

Expert Reply
Thu October 25, 2012
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
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