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What happens to carboxylic acids in water?

Dissociate into H+ ions and carboxylate ions

2

Carboxylic acid+ carbonate=

Salt, CO2 and water

3

Esterification

Formation of an Ester from reacting an alcohol with a carboxylic acid under reflux with a strong acid catalyst

4

Acid hydrolysis

Splits an Ester into an acid and an alcohol
-reflux
-dilute 2M H2SO4
-lots of water (to push equilibrium)

5

Base hydrolysis

Splitting an Ester into an alcohol and a carboxylate ion
-reflux
-dilute NaOH (2M)