Specification Point 4.34C (Paper 2C Only):
Know that Carboxylic acids contain the functional group -COOH

Carboxylic Acids

Carboxylic acids: A homologous series of organic compounds that all contain the same functional group –COOH.

Functional group –COOH, Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry

Carboxylic acid functional group


Carboxylic acid functional group, Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry

Need help?

Aiming for a Level 9?

See if you’ve got what it takes. Test yourself with our topic questions.

Author: Jamie

Jamie got a First class degree in Chemistry from Oxford University before going on to teach chemistry full time as a professional tutor. He’s put together these handy revision notes to match the Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry specification so you can learn exactly what you need to know for your exams.