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