# Question #97503

Aug 2, 2016

Here's what I get.

The general equation for the dissociation of a carboxylic acid is

${\text{R-COOH + H"_2"O" ⇌ "R-COO"^"-" + "H"_3"O}}^{+}$

All we have to do is write the structure for the $\text{R}$ group of the carboxylic acid..

Acrylic acid

The dissociation equation is

${\text{H"_2"C=CH-COOH + H"_2"O" ⇌ "H"_2"C=CH-COO"^"-" + "H"_3"O}}^{+}$

Lactic acid

The dissociation equation is

${\text{CH"_3"CH(OH)-COOH + H"_2"O" ⇌ "CH"_3"CH(OH)-COO"^"-" + "H"_3"O}}^{+}$