Posted by Priya on Monday, May 5, 2008 at 4:40pm.
Hi this is regarding my earlier post as to whether H2SO4 is a carboxylic acid
If it is not a carboxylic acid, what can it be?
chemistry - bobpursley, Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:01pm
Is it possible Sulfuric Acid?
chemistry - DrBob222, Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:02pm
No, H2SO4 definitely is not a carboxylic acid. Carboxylic acids are organic acids with the functional group of -COOH usually written as RCOOH. where R stands for anything else attached. H2SO4 is called a mineral acid. Other mineral acids are hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, phosphoric acid, etc. Mineral acids range from the very strong (HNO3) to the very weak (boric acid).
chemistry - DrBob222, Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:10pm
none of the above.
chemistry - bobpursley, Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:10pm
a mineral acid is none of those. Have you looked up those terms?
chemistry - Priya, Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:14pm
Sorry there are more options
I have looked up all terms
chemistry - DrBob222, Monday, May 5, 2008 at 5:42pm
none of those either.
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