Syllabus Objectives – Alcohols

Self Assessment Checklist

Alcohols I can do this!
(a) Describe the alcohols as an homologous series containing the –OH group.  
(b) Draw the structures of alcohols, C1 to C4, and name the unbranched alcohols methanol to butanol.  
(c) Describe the properties of alcohols in terms of combustion and oxidation to carboxylic acids.  
(d) Describe the formation of ethanol by the catalysed addition of steam to ethene and by fermentation of glucose.  
(e) State some uses of ethanol, e.g. as a solvent; as a fuel; as a constituent of alcoholic beverages.