Flashcards in C3.5 Organic Chemistry Deck (15):
What do all organic molecules contain?
What do all alcohols have?
what do all carboxylic acids have?
what do all esters have?
Properties of alcohols
solvents (can dissolve organic compounds), perfumes, aftershave
What colour flame does ethanol have when it burns?
a clean blue flame
=hydrogen + solution (fizzes)
How is an alcohol oxidised to a carbolylic acid?
when boiled with acidified potassium chromate solution
Name an example of a carbolyic acid
What is a strong acid?
What is a weak acid?
doesn't ionise completely
carboxylic acid+ alcohol
=ester+water (with a strong acid catalyst)
ethyl ethanoate+water (sulfuric acid catalyst