Ch 30: Alcohols & Phenols

About This Chapter

This chapter can be used to review or get an overview of alcohols and phenols. Here, you will discover lessons that feature information that will help you with your homework, study for an exam, or completing a paper.

Alcohols & Phenols - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you will cover lessons that will assist you in identifying alcohol categories and reactions, as well as other lessons about alcohols and phenols. Each short lesson concludes with a self-assessment quiz to let you know how you're doing. This chapter will enable you complete the following objectives:

  • Understand the types, uses and formula of alcohol in chemistry
  • Know the structure, uses, and formula of ethane
  • Determine the formula, properties, and ways to use propane
  • Examine the definition, process, and examples of oxidation
  • Discuss the definition and examples of dehydration reaction
  • Analyze the structure, uses, reactions of phenol

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8 Lessons in Chapter 30: Alcohols & Phenols
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Alcohol in Chemistry: Types, Uses & Formula

1. Alcohol in Chemistry: Types, Uses & Formula

This lesson describes how to recognize and name alcohols. Monohydric, dihydric, and polyhydric alcohol classifications are discussed as well as primary, tertiary, and secondary alcohol groups. The properties of alcohols and reactivity is also covered.

Alcohol Classification & Reactions

2. Alcohol Classification & Reactions

In organic chemistry, alcohol means a lot more than an alcoholic drink, as it commonly known. In this lesson, we'll chemically define an alcohol, look at the different oxidizing reactions that it can undergo, and the resulting products that are formed.

Ethane: Structure, Uses & Formula

3. Ethane: Structure, Uses & Formula

Some of us use natural gas in our homes as fuel. Did you know that ethane is one of the components of natural gas? Ethane has many other uses as well. In this lesson, we will learn more about the formula, structure, and various uses of ethane.

Propane: Formula, Properties & Uses

4. Propane: Formula, Properties & Uses

Propane is a chemical compound that's essential in our everyday lives because of its many uses, not only inside our homes but also in different industries as well. In this lesson, we'll discuss propane and its different uses and properties.

What is Oxidation? - Definition, Process & Examples

5. What is Oxidation? - Definition, Process & Examples

In this lesson, learn about oxidation and its process, and examine some examples of oxidation, including the mystery of browning fruit. Then, measure what you've learned with a quiz.

Dehydration Reaction: Definition & Examples

6. Dehydration Reaction: Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn how chemists define dehydration reactions and explore some specific examples from both organic and inorganic chemistry. You'll also see how dehydration reactions differ from a broader class of reactions called condensation reactions.

What is Phenol? - Structure & Uses

7. What is Phenol? - Structure & Uses

A type of carbolic acid and aromatic compound, phenol is found in numerous household products, like aspirin and detergent. Use this lesson to gain insight about phenol, understand its structure, and explore its uses.

Phenol: Preparation & Reactions

8. Phenol: Preparation & Reactions

This lesson will focus on the properties of phenol, how to synthesize it, and a few important functional group manipulation reactions this important organic building block can undergo.

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