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Where should we use -oic acid and whher should we use carboxylic acid in the end of a compound .In my class they say that we should use carboxylic acid in the end when carboxylic acid s carbon is included in the long chain.what is the correct method

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We should use -oic acid if the priority of other functional group is less than carboxylic acid. And use carboxylic acid if the priority of other functional group is more than carboxylic acid.

Generally carboxylic acid has higher priority. But in special cases it changes

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