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1

What are Alcohols?

Member of a homologous series of organic compounds containing the hydroxyl group -OH

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What is the Function Group for Alcohols?

Hydroxyl Group -OH

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What is the general formula for Alcohols?

C H OH
n 2n+1

4

What are the first four alcohols?

Methanol
Ethanol
Propanol
Butanol

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What is an Organic Compound?

Substance consisting of molecules that contain carbon bound to hydrogen and possibly other elements

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How do Alcohols react?

Alcohols can burn in oxygen or air (combustion) and have the same products as Alkanes and Alkenes

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What are the products of Complete Combustion for Alkenes, Alkanes and Alcohols?

Water
Carbon Dioxide

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What are the products of Incomplete Combustion for Alkenes, Alkanes and Alcohols?

Water Vapour
Carbon Monoxide
Carbon

9

What is the word equation for the complete combustion of Methanol?

Ethanol + Oxygen -> Carbon Dioxide + Water

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What are other reactions that Alcohols undergo?

Can be oxidised to form carboxylic acids