Properties of Alcohols

Alcohols: Contain hydroxyl group. Simplest alcohol is methanol- CH3OH and it’s used as fuel, chemical feedstocks and solvents. Next in alcohol homologous series is ethanol and used in alcoholic drinks, fuel and solvent. • If make methanol using carbon monoxide it’s...

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Chemical Reactions of Alcohols

Combustion of Alcohols: Alcohols burn completely in plentiful supply of oxygen to produce carbon dioxide and water, like alkanes. • Oxidising Agent: It is a solution of potassium dichromate, acidified with dilute sulfuric acid. Acidified potassium dichromate + reflux....

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