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Identifying Carboxylic Acids and Derivatives Through Classification Tests

Bianca Therese Rivera, Camille Aliana Rivera, Zarah Mae Roxas, Ma. Serie Teresa Saylo, Jean Darlene Semilla and Adrian Yu Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy

University of Santo Tomas, Espana Streets, Manila 1008

Date Submitted: September 13, 2012



Carboxylic acid derivatives namely, acyl halides, acid solution anhydrides, esters and amides were classified through diverse reactivity assessments. The examples used had been acetyl chloride for acyl halide group, acetic anhydride for acidity anhydride group, ethyl acetate for ester group, acetamide and benzamide for amide group. These types of derivatives were identified through the mechanism of hydrolysis, alcoholysis and aminolysis reactions. Good success were acquired and the presence of a carboxylic acid offshoot in every single compound was confirmed. _____________________________________________________________________________________


Carboxylic acids and their derivatives are being among the most abundant of organic chemical substances, both in the laboratory and living organisms. They are a form of carbonyl group that contains a carbon double bonded to a great oxygen.

Figure 1 ) General Framework of Carboxylic Acid

The melting items and cooking points of carboxylic acids will be higher than the ones from hydrocarbons and oxygen-containing organic and natural compounds of comparable orientation and reveal strong intermolecular attractive forces. They are much weaker than mineral stomach acids, but are even so much stronger than alcohols.

The most typical derivatives of carboxylic acids are acyl halides, acidity anhydrides, esters, and amides. These categories of compounds likewise contain a carbonyl group, great there is an electronegative atom (oxygen, nitrogen, or a halogen) attached to the carbonyl carbon dioxide. They have an acyl group placed on a nucleophilic molecule that replaced the -OH band of a carboxylic acid. The -OH group acts as the leaving group in neuclophilic acyl alternative.

All carboxylic acid derivatives react while using same device: the nucleophile attacks the carbonyl co2, forming an unstable tetrahedral intermediate, which reforms a carboxylic acid offshoot by eliminating the weakest foundation. The sluggish the base, the better the leaving group; because a fragile base will not share its electron and a strong basic does, a weaker basic forms a weaker bond- one that is easier to break. Consequently , the most reactive in carboxylic acid derivatives is acyl halides accompanied by esters and carboxylic stomach acids, and the least are the amides. The types of nucleophilic acyl alternative that a carboxylic acid offshoot undergoes happen to be hydrolysis, aminolysis and alcoholysis.

RCOY &: Nu- RCONu +: Y-

Figure 2 . Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution Response

Carboxylic stomach acids and their derivatives are involved in a large number of industrial procedures and most neurological pathways. Esters are pleasant-smelling liquids which are responsible for the fragrant aromas of fruits and plants. They are also present in mineral fat and other biologically important elements but the deficiency of strong intermolecular forces makes them more unstable at room temperature. Amides are less reactive than Esters and their balance makes them best linkages in peptides and proteins. Acyl chlorides and anhydrides are generally used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industrial sectors.

The structural formulas of the sample ingredients used in the experiment happen to be as follows:

Figure 3. Structural Mixture of Acetyl Chloride

Figure four. Structural Formula of Acetic Anhydride

Figure 5. Structural Mixture of Ethyl Acetate

Figure six. Structural Formula of Acetamide...

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