Concept Map Of Carboxylic Acids
This is a Concept Map Of Carboxylic Acids. A carboxylic acid is an organic acid that contains a carboxyl group (C(=O)OH) attached to an R-group. The general formula of a carboxylic acid is R−COOH or R−CO2H, with R referring to the alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, or other group. Carboxylic acids occur widely. Important examples include the amino acids and fatty acids. Deprotonation of a carboxylic acid gives a carboxylate anion. Many carboxylic acids are manufactured on a considerable scale in the industrial sector. They're also rather common in nature. The major components of lipids are fatty acid esters, whereas the main components of proteins are polyamides of aminocarboxylic acids. Polymers, medicines, solvents, and food additives are all made with carboxylic acids. Acetic acid (a component of vinegar, precursor to solvents and coatings), acrylic and methacrylic acids (precursors to polymers and adhesives), adipic acid (polymers), citric acid (a flavor and preservative in food and beverages), ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (chelating agent), fatty acids (coatings), maleic acid (polymers), propionic acid (food preservative), terephthalic acid (food preserv (polymers). Soaps are important carboxylate salts. To get more chemistry concept map templates, you can visit EdrawMind's community.
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