AlcoholNumber of carbon atomsStructural formulaDisplayed formula Methanol 1 CH3OH Ethanol 2 CH3CH2OH Propanol 3 CH3CH2CH2OH
Properties of methanol, ethanol and propanol
The alcohols methanol, ethanol and propanol all have the following properties:
They are colourless liquids that dissolve in water to form a neutral solution (pH7).
They react with sodium to produce hydrogen and…