Naming Carboxylic Acids
- All carboxylic acid names end with the suffix ‘oic’. For example, methanoic acid, ethanoic acid, propanoic acid and butanoic acid.
- The carboxylic acid is named by replace the ending “ane” from the name of alkane with “anoic acid”.
- Unlike alcohol, the position of the functional group (the carboxyl group) need not be stated in the name of carboxylic acid.
|Number of Carbon||Name of Alkane||Name of Carboxylic Acid|