Alcohols

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Why are reactions of sodium with ethanol and with water are similar?
Because both water and ethanol contain the same functional group -OH+ during the reactions the O-H bonds break
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How does ethanoic acid form?
When oxygen from the air oxidises ethanol
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List 2 ways of oxidising ethanol
1) The action of microbes 2) Reaction with a chemical oxidising agent
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Alcohols are flammable. What do they form when they burn in air?
CO2 and water
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The first 3 alcohols all dissolve completely in water to form...
Neutral solutions (pH 7)
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What do alcohols form when they react with sodium?
Hydrogen and a salt
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Why are alcohols such as methanol and ethanol good solvents?
They dissolve most compounds that water can dissolve and can't- hydrocarbons, oils, fats. They can mix both with oils and water
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What is ethanol the solvent for?
Perfumes and aftershave lotions
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What is 'methylated spirit'?
Ethanol with chemicals
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What is 'methylated spirit' used for?
Clean paint brushes+ as a fuel
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How does ethanoic acid form?

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List 2 ways of oxidising ethanol

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Alcohols are flammable. What do they form when they burn in air?

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The first 3 alcohols all dissolve completely in water to form...

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