I tried looking some stuff up on this, but most results are only methods general info. Older post here only linked to the wiki on decarboxylation.
Okay, so I *kinda* get what a carboxyl group is and how removing it releases CO2 while leaving a single hydrogen attached to the chemical. But what exactly does this look like in THC? What’s the molecular formula before decarb compared to after? And what about decarbing THC makes it more available and/or active in the brain? Does the lack of a carboxyl group let it absorb into the brain faster? Interact with the synapses more efficiently?
I’m just really curios about the chemistry of why heating THC makes it stronger.