The complex radical COOH seen as the essential and characteristic constituent which all oxygen acids of carbon as formic acetic benzoic acids etc have commonly called in addition oxatyl
- regarding or containing the carboxyl team or carboxyl radical
- the univalent radical -COOH; within and characteristic of natural acids
- The complex radical, CO.OH, considered the fundamental and characteristic constituent which all air acids of carbon (as formic, acetic, benzoic acids, etc.) have as a common factor; -- labeled as also oxatyl.
It is necessary clearly to distinguish such compounds as the amino- (or amido-) acids and acid-amides; in the first case the amino group is substituted in the hydrocarbon residue, in the second it is substituted in the carboxyl group.