Alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters

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What is the functional group of an alcohol, carboxylic acid and ester?
-OH,-COOH,-COO-
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Name the first 3 alcohols
Methanol,ethanol,propanol
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Name 3 common properties of alcohols
Flammable, dissolve in solution, react with Na to give H and an alkali
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What do the names of carboxylic acids end in?
-anoic acid
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What will salts formed in a reaction between a carbonate and a carboxylic acid end in?
a salt '-anoate' and carbon dioxide will be formed
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What are carboxylic acids used for?
To make soaps and esters
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How are esters named?
The alcohol forms the first part(e.g. ethyl), the acid forms the second part(e.g. ethanoate)
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What are some properties of esters?
Nice smells, volatile, flammable, insoluble
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