Alcohols

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Alcohols

The general formula for an alcohol is CnH2n+1OH

All alcohols contain the same -OH group. The three first in the series are:

  • Methanol -> CH3OH
  • Ethanol -> C2H5OH
  • Propanol -> C3H7OH

The first three alcohols have similar properties

  • Flammable - burn in air to produce carbon dioxide and water

e.g:    2CH3OH(l) + 3O2(g) ---> 2CO2(g) + 4H2O(g)

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