Carboxylic acids, alcohols and esters.


AlcoholNumber of carbon atomsStructural formulaDisplayed formula Methanol 1 CH3OH Displayed formula for methanol ( Ethanol 2 CH3CH2OH Displayed formula for ethanol ( Propanol 3 CH3CH2CH2OH Displayed formula for propanol (

Properties of methanol, ethanol and propanol

The alcohols methanol, ethanol and propanol all have the following properties:

  1. They are colourless liquids that dissolve in water to form a neutral solution (pH7).

  2. They react with sodium to produce hydrogen and…


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