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== Synthesis ==
ACarboxylate carboxylateions can be easily madeformed by deprotonation of carboxylic acids. MostSuch ofacids themtypically have a pK<sub>a</sub> of approximately <5, which meansmeaning that they can be deprotonated by many bases, such as [[sodium hydroxide]] or [[sodium bicarbonate]].
<chem>RCO2H + NaOH -> RCO2Na + H2O</chem>