in , ,

Examples of Monocarboxylic Acid

Monocarboxylic Acid is an organic compound belonging to the group of organic acids. The monocarboxylic acid is characterized by having one carboxylic group (- COOH ).
Nomenclature and Examples of Monocarboxylic Acids: According to the IUPAC nomenclature: acid + hydrocarbon equivalent + “-oic”. Example:

  • H – COOH Methanoic acid
  • CH 3 – COOH Ethanoic acid
  • CH 3 – CH 2 – COOH Propanoic acid
  • CH 3 – CH 2 – CH 2 – COOH Butanoic acid

Properties of Monocarboxylic Acids:

  • 6 to 15 carbons are called short chain acids
  • Acids with chains greater than 15 carbons are called fatty acids.
Obtaining Monocarboxylic Acids:

  • Oxidation of Alcohols
  • Ester hydrolysis
  • Carboxylation of Alkenes

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

example of organic acid vinegar

Examples of Organic Acids

Examples hydrohalic acids