Alcohols

IB Chemistry: Alcohols

The chemistry covered in this part of sub-topic 10.2 is really very simple. It can be summarized by saying that alcohols burn in oxygen to give carbon dioxide and water, primary alcohols are oxidised first to aldehydes then carboxylic acids, secondary alcohols are oxidized to ketones and tertiary alcohols cannot be oxidized whilst still retaining the carbons chain. All alcohols can react with carboxylic acids to form...


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