Acids and Bases

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Acids and Bases
1011303Acids and BasesIt may seem strange to talk about acids and bases in organic chemistry because these terms generally make one think of inorganic compounds such as hydrochloric acid (HCl) and sodium hydroxide (NaOH). There are families of organic acids such as carboxylic acids (acetic acid or vinegar) and organic bases including amine (nitrogen-containing) compounds. Organic compounds other than carboxylic acids and amines also have properties of acids and bases, depending upon the reaction conditions. Many organic reactions are acid-base reactions, although they are not referred to by this term. A review of acid-base chemistry is necessary to better understand organic reactions.
Daniel R. Bloch: Organic Chemistry, Second edition. Acids and Bases, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export