Common Organic Acids
In organic chemistry, acids are molecules made mostly of carbon and hydrogen, with a group attached. Notice that these molecules have the -OH group in them, but they are alcohols because of the additional double-bonded oxygen. This group is usually written as -COOH when typing.
The acids listed below are the acids we are likely to have available for the Synthesis of Esters lab. In each diagram, every bend or end of a line is a carbon atom, unless otherwise shown. Every carbon atom makes four bonds, and every bond not shown is a bond to a hydrogen atom. Also, each image is also a link to its originating page.