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Ch 30: Alcohols & Phenols

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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

Ethane is a colorless, odorless and flammable gas that is a key component of natural gas found in many homes. Discover the structure, formula, and how ethane is used in industry, research, and refrigeration.

Propane: Formula, Properties & Uses

4. Propane: Formula, Properties & Uses

Propane is a flammable gas found in natural gas and petroleum, and also a chemical compound comprised of three carbons and eight hydrogen atoms. Learn more about the C3H8 formula of propane, its properties, and its uses as an alternative fuel for transportation, in food and agriculture, and industrial applications.

What is Oxidation? - Definition, Process & Examples

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

Oxidation is a chemical reaction that occurs in an atom or compound and results in the loss of one or more electrons. Take a deeper look into the definition, process, and real-world examples of oxidation reactions, and learn the difference between oxidation and reduction.

Dehydration Reaction: Definition & Examples

6. Dehydration Reaction: Definition & Examples

A dehydration reaction is a chemical reaction in which a reactant loses a water molecule. Explore the definition and examples of a dehydration reaction and discover the difference between dehydration and condensation.

What is Phenol? - Structure & Uses

7. What is Phenol? - Structure & Uses

Phenol, a water-soluble group of organic compounds, contains an alcohol group and is capable of very strong hydrogen bonds. Explore the various properties, uses, concerns, and structural aspects of phenol.

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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