Specification Point 4.35C (Paper 2C Only):
Understand how to draw structural and displayed formulae for unbranched-chain carboxylic acids with up to four carbon atoms in the molecule, and name each compound
Structural and Displayed Formulae for Unbranched-Chain Carboxylic Acids
Carboxylic acids: A homologous series of organic compounds that all contain the same functional group –COOH.
Carboxylic acids with up to four carbon atoms in molecule
Carboxylic acids contain the carboxyl functional group (-COOH) and will always be at the end of the carbon chain
Carboxylic acids end in ‘ -OIC acid ‘.
Aiming for a Level 9?
See if you’ve got what it takes. Test yourself with our topic questions.
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.
More Edexcel IGCSE (9-1) Chemistry Revision Resources