Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives


Carboxylic acids are incredibly important for both organic chemistry and biochemistry. These notes cover the most important aspects of the carboxylic acids reactivity.

What’s Included:

  1. Acid-Base Properties of Carboxylic Acids
  2. Fischer Esterification
  3. Conversion of Carboxylic Acids into Acid Halides
  4. Formation of Acid Anhydrides
  5. Reduction with LAH and Boranes
  6. Hell-Volhard-Zelinsky (HVZ) Reaction
  7. Thermal Decarboxylation of Carboxylic Acids
  8. Formation of Amides via Thermal Dehydration, Acid Chlorides, and Carbodiimide Coupling
  9. Nucleophilic Reactions of Carboxylate Anions
  10. Carboxylic Acid Functional Group Transformation Network

Total 18 pages of detailed organic chemistry study notes!

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