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Lesson Flashcards: Properties of Carboxylic Acids Chemistry

Monobasic carboxylic acid

A carboxylic acid that contains a single carboxyl group

Intermolecular forces

Attractive or repulsive interactions between neighboring molecules or nonbonded atoms

Acetification

The process of using bacteria to oxidize ethanol molecules into acetic acid

Polybasic carboxylic acid

A carboxylic acid that contains two or more carboxyl groups

Amino acids

Biological compounds that contain a carboxyl group and an amino group on opposite ends

Dibasic carboxylic acid

A carboxylic acid that contains two carboxyl groups

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