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Famous examples of compounds containing Carboxylic Acid (Carboxyl Group)? Thank You! watch

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    Hello TSR,

    Was wondering if anyone knows any, could they post them up for me please?

    Would be really helpful.. :P
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    Acetic Acid?
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    I think when CO2 dissolves in the blood it creates it. So Deoxygenated blood, and a famous example of it would be the blood of David Beckham.
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    (Original post by FutureMedic)
    Hello TSR,

    Was wondering if anyone knows any, could they post them up for me please?

    Would be really helpful.. :P

    There is no such compound as "carboxylic acid". Carboxylic acid is a term for a type of molecule, just like you cannot make "acid", but you can make types of acid.

    A common type of carboxylic acid would be lactic acid, found in dairy products. It can be linked to the condition of lactose intolerance and there is plenty to say about it. I wouldn't say that any carboxylic acid is "famous" though. Lady Ga Ga is famous. Chemicals are not.
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    Ethanoic acid (vinegar)?
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    (Original post by FutureMedic)
    Acetic Acid?

    Yeah that will do.

    Carboxylic acids are named like this _ic acid so examples would be:

    methanoic acid
    ethanoic acid (AKA acetic acid)
    propanoic acid
    butanoic acid
    pentanoic acid

    etc etc.
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    Famous?

    Don't know if this is what your looking for...

    Amino Acids?
    Vinegar?

    And I want to say Aspirin... But don't quote me on that one...

    EDIT: Surely a quick google search could give you the answers?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carboxylic_acid
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    (Original post by spacepirate-James)
    Famous?

    Don't know if this is what your looking for...

    Amino Acids?
    Vinegar?

    And I want to say Aspirin... But don't quote me on that one...

    EDIT: Surely a quick google search could give you the answers?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carboxylic_acid
    Yeah my fault..
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    Aspirin has a COOH group bonded to a benzene ring.
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    (Original post by Wardy23)
    Aspirin has a COOH group bonded to a benzene ring.
    Im assuming this would be one then?
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    (Original post by FutureMedic)
    Im assuming this would be one then?
    Definitely. What more famous molecules are there than Aspirin? Heres loads of others, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carboxy...e_and_examples
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    Amino acids are nice ones :
    NH2CH2COOH
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    (Original post by FutureMedic)
    Hello TSR,

    Was wondering if anyone knows any, could they post them up for me please?

    Would be really helpful.. :P
    Benzene carboxylic acid. Very useful compound. Some of the uses are :

    - acne treatment!
    - placticizers
    - phenol (the smelly substance used in hospitals to clean the wards )


    Add a hydroxy goup on it and it forms '2 hydroxy benzenoic acid'. This again has numerous uses :

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salicylic_acid Aspirin is made from this.
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