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Carboxyl group

Definition
noun
-COOH: a functional group comprised of a carbonyl group and a hydroxyl group, and present in all carboxylic acids
Supplement
Variant(s):

  • carboxy group

Also called:

  • carboxyl radical
  • carboxyl
  • See also:

    • carboxylation
    • decarboxylation


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