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 ‘.

Carboxylic acids table, IGCSE & GCSE Chemistry revision notes

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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.