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

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Carboxylic acid functional group, Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry

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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.