Acidity of Carboxyl Groups: Description & Analysis


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Which of the following describes the acidic properties of carboxylic acids?

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1. Which of the following would increase the strength of a carboxylic acid?

2. What is a Bronsted-Lowry acid?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Get an idea of what you know about the acidity of carboxyl groups by answering these multiple-choice questions. Key areas include the properties of carboxylic acids that are acidic and a way of increasing a carboxylic acid's strength.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be covering these points on the quiz:

  • A Bronsted-Lowry acid
  • Example of how carboxylic acids are used
  • Comparison between carboxylic acids and alcohols

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to increase the strength of a carboxylic acid and the properties of these acids
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define a Bronsted-Lowry acid
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast the strength of carboxylic acids and alcohols

Additional Learning

Keep learning about acids with the accompanying lesson named Acidity of Carboxyl Groups: Description & Analysis. These areas will be considered:

  • Measuring acids and bases on the pH scale
  • Reasons carboxylic acids are important
  • Types of manufacturing processes carboxylic acids are found in