Applications of Carboxylic Acid Preparation and Properties

Applications of Carboxylic Acid Preparation and Properties

Formic acid (HCOOH) :

  • In the preparation of carbon monoxide in laboratory.
  • In preservation of fruits.
  • In textile colour industry.
  • In the tanning of leather.
  • As coagulating agent for rubber latex.
  • As an antiseptic and in medicine for the treatment of gout.
  • In the preparation of oxalic acid.
  • As a reducing agent.

Applications of Carboxylic Acid Preparation and Properties

Acetic Acid :

  • As laboratory reagent and solvent.
  • As vinegar in cooking and houshold uses.
  • In preparation of cellulose ester and other esters.
  • In the preparation of different carbonyl compounds like acetone, acetic anhydride, acetyl chloride, acetamide, ester.

Chemistry Notes