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carboxylic acid:see carboxyl groupcarboxyl group
, in chemistry, functional group that consists of a carbon atom joined to an oxygen atom by a double bond and to a hydroxyl group, OH, by a single bond. Carboxylic acids are compounds whose molecules contain a carboxyl group that is joined to a hydrogen atom, an
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carboxylic acid[¦kär‚bäk¦sil·ik ′as·əd]
Any of a family of organic acids characterized by the presence of one or more carboxyl groups.