carboxylic acid

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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]
(organic chemistry)
Any of a family of organic acids characterized by the presence of one or more carboxyl groups.
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The proportional relationship of CO and CO2 is changing with the time and the decarboxylation reaction was the main reaction.
The results of GC online and trace water determination indicate that the reaction of decarboxylation and decarbonylation occurred at the same time and the decarboxylation reaction was the main reaction.