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Introduction

Acid chlorides, anhydrides, amides, esters, and ketoacids are some examples of acid derivatives. An acid derivative has an acyl group which is attached to a functional group. If the functional group attached to the acyl group is a hydroxyl group, then it is a carboxylic acid.

 

Acid derivative
The acyl group is circled.

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Nitrile is also considered as a carboxylic acid derivative, even though it has no acyl group.
An acid derivative can be converted to the corresponding carboxylic acid by hydrolysis.

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This hydrolysis reaction occurs by nucleophilic substitution.

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