Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules - Study Problems: 2-24 d

Answer

Definition: A compound that contains a hydroxyl group bonded to a carbon atom; R-OH. Example: Ethanol $CH_3CH_2-OH$

Work Step by Step

Alcohols are organic compounds that contain the hydroxyl group (-OH) as their functional group. The general formula for an alcohol is R-OH. Example: Ethanol $CH_3CH_2-OH$
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