Science / Chemistry / Carboxylic Acid: A carboxylic acid is an organic molecule with a -(C=O)-OH group. The group is also written as -COOH and is called a carboxyl group. The hydrogen on the -COOH group ionizes in water; carboxylic acids are weak acids. The simplest carboxylic acids are formic acid (H-COOH) and acetic acid (CH3-COOH).
Science / Chemistry / Amino Acid: Amino acids are molecules that contain at least one amine group (-NH2) and at least one carboxylic acid group (-COOH). When these groups are both attached to the same carbon, the acid is an alpha-amin MORE
Science / Chemistry / Aspartic Acid: (D,HOOCCH2CH(NH2)COOH) A nonessential amino acid* that is abundant in molasses. The carboxylic acid* group on the side chain is ionized under physiological conditions, making aspartic acid residues in MORE
Science / Chemistry / Fatty Acid: Fatty acids are carboxylic acids with long hydrocarbon side chains. Most natural fatty acids have hydrocarbon chains that don't branch; any double bonds occuring in the chain are cis isomers (side cha MORE
Science / Chemistry / Acetic Acid: (CH3COOH, HC2H3O2) ethanoic acid; vinegar acid; methanecarboxylic acid. A simple organic acid that gives vinegar its characteristic odor and flavor. Glacial acetic acid is pure acetic acid. MORE
Health / Vitamins / Salicylic Acid: Organic carboxylic acid with crystalline configuration also known as Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), used as a food preservative, but also in the treatment of eczema due to its properties of dissolving layer MORE