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Role of Alcohol in general chemistry

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Role of Alcohol in general chemistry

Post  bejoy on Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:17 am

An alcohol is an organic compound wherein the hydroxyl functional group (–OH) is bound to a saturated carbon atom. For a compound to be an alcohol it must be an oxygen hydrogen group (-OH) or of a hydroxyl group. Alcohol is an organic compound that comes in numerous varied forms or structures. Alcohols can also be considered as organic derivative of water in where one of the hydrogen atoms has been substituted by an alkyl group.

Distinct groups of alcohols.

1.Methanol
Methyl alcohol also known as methanol, has a boiling point of 65 degrees Celsius and is combustible. The chemical formula for methanol is CH3OH. Usages for methanol includes manufacturing formaldehyde and acetic acid that in turn is utilized in products like adhesives, foams, plywood subfloors, solvents and windshield washer fluid. It also used for production in gasolines, plastics, and coloring material. Ingestion of methanol is toxic and poisonous.
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