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The characteristics of alcohols are due to the presence of the functional group- OH

The general formula of the alcohols is  CnH2n+1OH, where n is the number of carbon atoms.

Used of Alcohols:

Methanol can be used..

  • As a chemical feedstock
  • In the manufacture of cosmetics

Ethanol can be used...

  • As a solvent
  • As a fuel.
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