What is the smallest number of elements needed to make a compound?
Chapter 19 notes: Carboxylic Acids Nomenclature Find longest carbon chain including –COOH. Replace the last -e with –oic Acid. If there are two present, replace the –e with –dioc Acid If –COOH is bonded to a ring, add carboxylic acid placing it in the 1 position and omitting the 1 in the name. Tip: Common names also exist, however, it is more important to know the IUPC name as either name is correct on the exam (in Dr. Friebe’s class.) Because IUPC is systematic, it is easier to derive the name from a structure rather than memorizing common names. Another instructor may want you to know both, so keep that in mind Metal salts change –ic to –ate. Properties Carboxylic acids are s2 hybridized, an