• Created by: rxbyw
  • Created on: 10-09-19 21:13

a group of compounds

make up homologous series containing -OH functional group

general formula=cnH2n+1OH

first four alcohols are 

methanol ethanol propanol and butanol


flammable-produce co2

first four alcohols dissolve in water to form neutral solutions

react with sodium-product is hydrogen

can be oxidised to form carboxylic acids


alcoholic drinks-

ethanols is used

ethanol not as toxic

still damages liver + brain


alcohols can dissolve substances that water cant dissolve

ethanol is a solvent for perfumes+lotions

can mix with oil(gives smell) and water(gives bulk)

methylated spirit is ethanol with chemicals

used to clean pain brushes and is a fuel

poisonous to drink-blue dye added as…


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