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[[File:Acrylate-ion-3D-balls.png|thumb|Acrylate ion]]
A '''carboxylate''' is a [[Salt (chemistry)|salt]] or [[ester]] of a [[carboxylic acid]].
''Carboxylate salts'' have the general formula M(RCOO)<sub>n</sub>, where M is a metal and n is 1,2,...; ''carboxylate esters'' have the general formula RCOOR<sup>'</sup>. R and R<sup>'</sup> are organic groups; R<sup>'</sup>≠H.