2.2 - Alcohols



Higher Chemistry 2.2

Alcohols have the hydroxyl functional group (-OH) and the general formula CnH2n+1OH. 

Alcohols with 3+ carbon atoms have positional isomerism and the number of the carbon on which the hydroxyl group is attached is written before the -ol. Alcohols containing two hydroxyl groups are called diols and alcohols containing three are called triols.

Alcohols require more energy to break forces than alkanes that have the same number of carbon…


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