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Alcohols

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Naming Alcohols - IUPAC Nomenclature

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Alcohol | Carbon Compound

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What Are Alcohols? | Organic Chemistry | Chemistry | FuseSchool

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Uses of Alcohol | Carbon Compound

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Physical Properties of Alcohol | Carbon Compound

In chemistry, alcohol is an organic compound that carries at least one hydroxyl functional group (−OH) bound to a saturated carbon atom. The term alcohol originally referred to the primary alcohol ethanol (ethyl alcohol), which is used as a drug and is the main alcohol present in alcoholic beverages. An important class of alcohols, of which methanol and ethanol are the simplest members, includes all compounds for which the general formula is CnH2n+1OH. Simple monoalcohols that are the subject of this article include primary (RCH2OH), secondary (R2CHOH) and tertiary (R3COH) alcohols.
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