C3 5.2 Properties and uses of alcohols

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why do many perfumes contain ethanol?
it is a solvent (mixes well with water and evaporates easily)
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name three uses of alcohols?
drinks, fuels, solvents
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what is produced when alcohol reacts with sodium?
hydrogen is released (not as vigourously as when odium is reacted with water)
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which 2 ways can ethanol be oxidised?
action of microbes in air and chemical oxidising agents.
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what do alcohols form when they react with air?
carbon dioxide and water
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name three uses of alcohols?

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what is produced when alcohol reacts with sodium?

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which 2 ways can ethanol be oxidised?

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what do alcohols form when they react with air?

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