carboxylic
carboxylic car`box*yl"ic (k[aum]r`b[o^]ks*[i^]l"[i^]k), adj. (Chem.) of or pertaining to the {carboxyl group}; having a carboxyl group (written {-COOH}, {-CO2H} or {-CO.OH}); as, carboxylic acids are weakly acidic.

Syn: carboxyl. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • carboxylic — adjective see carboxyl …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • carboxylic — See carboxyl. * * * …   Universalium

  • carboxylic — adjective Of, or relating to the carboxyl functional group …   Wiktionary

  • carboxylic — adj. of the carboxyl group (Chemistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • carboxylic — car·box·yl·ic …   English syllables

  • carboxylic — adjective relating to or containing the carboxyl group or carboxyl radical • Syn: ↑carboxyl • Pertains to noun: ↑carboxyl group, ↑carboxyl group (for: ↑carboxyl) • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • carboxylic acid — n. (Chem.) an organic compound whose acidity is due to the presence of a {carboxyl gorup}. Monocarboxylic acids (such as acetic acid or butyric acid) have one carboxyl group, dicarboxylic acids (such as oxalic acid or malonic acid) have two,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carboxylic acid — Chem. any organic acid containing one or more carboxyl groups. [1900 05; CARBOXYL + IC] * * * Any organic compound with the general chemical formula ―COOH in which a carbon (C) atom is bonded to an oxygen (O) atom by a double bond to make a… …   Universalium

  • Carboxylic acid — Structure of a carboxylic acid Carboxylate ion …   Wikipedia

  • carboxylic group — carboxyl group car*box yl group (k[aum]r*b[o^]ks [i^]l gr[=oo]p), n. (Chem.) a monovalent organic radical (written { COOH}, { CO2H} or { CO.OH}) whose presence confers acidic properties on the compound containing it; called also {carboxylic… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”