Carboxylic Acids

Carboxylic acids and their derivatives are used daily by most of us. We can use them in skin products, medications, clothing, food, and soaps. Carboxylic acids tend to have pleasant odors, whereas amines tend to have more pungent ones. Research a carboxylic acid, carboxylic acid derivative, or amine. Summarize the following with respect to your molecule:

What is your molecules name?
What is your molecules structure?
What are the functional groups present in your molecule?
What are the physical and chemical properties of your molecule?
If it has an odor, what is it?
What are the uses of your molecule?
Have you ever used this particular molecule in your life?
What are some of the dangers of your molecule?

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