A fatty acid consists of a carbon chain, with a carboxylic acid on one end, and just a hydrogen on the other.

Does a substance with two carboxylic acid ends and no hydrogen end exist?

  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure this is compatible with the site topic. (It's from scientific curiosity, not for homework. And relief of scientific curiosity may not be a valid "actual problem".) $\endgroup$ Jul 9 '19 at 13:09
  • $\begingroup$ Plenty of them, e.g. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adipic_acid, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebacic_acid $\endgroup$
    – Waylander
    Jul 9 '19 at 14:24
  • $\begingroup$ Yes and they are called bolaamphiphiles or bolaphiles $\endgroup$
    – SteffX
    Jul 10 '19 at 14:01