Title

Chapter 6 Acids and Bases

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Gregory Roos
Cathryn Roos, Zayed University

Document Type

Book Chapter

Source of Publication

Organic Chemistry Concepts

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Abstract

This chapter introduces the concepts of acidity and basicity as they relate to organic molecules. Acids and bases are defined in terms of Brønsted–Lowry and Lewis criteria. Expressions for acidity and basicity are discussed and applied to a study of carboxylic acids. The influence of factors such as inductive and delocalization/resonance effects on acidity are studied. The same concepts are applied to other functional classes in order to understand the wide range of acidity possible within organic molecules.

Publisher

Elsevier

Disciplines

Environmental Engineering

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

no

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