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Summary

The carboxylic acid derivatives are a family of closely related functional groups:

the common carboxylic acid derivatives
IMPORTANT
Reactivity order : acyl chloride
> anhydride > thioester > ester = carboxylic acid > amide > carboxylate

The most important things to know about carboxylic acid derivatives are:

Carboxylic Acid Derivatives


Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution

Reactions of Carboxylic Acid Derivatives Spectroscopic Analysis
 
Acyl Halides
 Acid Anhydrides
 Esters
 Amides
Nitriles

Problems


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