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A carboxylate can be easily made by deprotonation of carboxylic acids. Most of them has a pK<sub>a</sub> of approximately 5, which means that they can be deprotonated by many bases, such as [[sodium hydroxide]] or [[sodium bicarbonate]].
 
<chem>RCO2H + Na+OH-NaOH -> RCO2- Na+RCO2Na + H2O</chem>
 
== Resonance stabilization of the carboxylate ion ==