Alcohols

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Chemisrty C7: Alcohols

Introduction:

Alcohols are a family of organic compunds.

They all contain the functional group -OH.

Alcohols all share two chemical properties. These are that they all burn and they all react with sodium.

The Alcohols:

The names of the first four alcohols are:

Methonal

Ethonal

Propanol

Butrol

Just remeber:

  • Monkeys = Methanol
  • Eat = Ethonal
  • Peanut = Propanol
  • Butter = Butrol

After this, they continue with the start of the name the same as the number.

E.g. 5 is pentanol, 6 is hexanol, 7 is heptanol, 8 is octanol etc.

Methanol:

Methanol can be used:

As a chemical feedstock, in the manufacture of cosmetics, g

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