An important group of reactions of carboxylic acids begin with nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl group, such as acyl transfer reactions. In beginning with nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl group, they are similar to certain reactions of aldehydes and ketones that also begin by nucleophilic addition to the carbonyl group. Another group of reactions of carboxylic acids are similar to certain reactions of aldehydes and ketones because they involve tautomerism of an α hydrogen. The Hell-Volhard-Zelinsky reaction (α-halogenation) is an example from this second group.
The WikiPremed MCAT Course is a comprehensive course in the undergraduate level general sciences. Undergraduate level physics, chemistry, organic chemistry and biology are presented by this course as a unified whole within a spiraling curriculum. Please read our policies on Privacy and Shipping & Returns. Contact Us. MCAT is a registered trademark of the Association of American Medical Colleges, which does not endorse the WikiPremed Course. WikiPremed offers the customers of our publications or our teaching services no guarantees regarding eventual performance on the MCAT.
WikiPremed is a trademark of Wisebridge Learning Systems LLC. The work of WikiPremed is published under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike License. There are elements of work here, such as a subset of the images in the archive from WikiPedia, that originated as GNU General Public License works, so take care to follow the unique stipulations of that license in printed reproductions.