Ch 13: AQA A-Level Chemistry: Alcohols

About This Chapter

Brush up on what you know about the components and reactions of alcohols, so you can feel prepared for relevant questions on the AQA A-Level Chemistry exam.

AQA A-Level Chemistry: Alcohols - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, delve into the structure of alcohol, learn about various reactions and examine how alcohol is made. With these lessons, you'll explore the following topics that may appear on the AQA A-Level Chemistry exam:

  • Alcohol structure, interactions and products
  • Classification and reactions of alcohols
  • Yeast fermentation
  • Hydroxyl group structure
  • Ethylene oxide
  • Biomass for renewable energy
  • Biofuel and carbon neutral activities
  • Elimination reactions and alkenes

The lessons in this chapter have been developed by professionals in the field to ensure that you review the information about alcohols you are likely to come across on the AQA A-Level Chemistry exam. Our instructors have created short video and text lessons to keep you engaged in the learning process. You can take self-assessment quizzes as you work your way through the chapter to test your knowledge of the material.

8 Lessons in Chapter 13: AQA A-Level Chemistry: Alcohols
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Alcohols in Esterification: Structure & Products

1. Alcohols in Esterification: Structure & Products

This lesson is an introduction to alcohols, their role in ester synthesis, and the products they form after esterification. The structure of alcohols is also discussed, as well as how to name them.

Yeast Fermentation: Using Fermentation to Make Alcohol

2. Yeast Fermentation: Using Fermentation to Make Alcohol

Without microbiology, you wouldn't be able to enjoy a refreshing adult beverage after work. In this lesson, we will examine the role of yeast in alcohol production.

Hydroxyl Group: Definition & Structure

3. Hydroxyl Group: Definition & Structure

A hydroxyl group is a pair of atoms that is commonly found in organic compounds, such as sugars and alcohols. Learn more about the importance of this group and quiz yourself at the end.

What Is Ethylene Oxide? - Uses, Safety & Technology

4. What Is Ethylene Oxide? - Uses, Safety & Technology

This lesson will discuss how a type of gas, called ethylene oxide, can sterilize equipment. We'll talk about the way by which it does this, what its advantages are, as well as the dangers it poses to human health if used improperly.

Biomass for Renewable Energy: Pros and Cons

5. Biomass for Renewable Energy: Pros and Cons

Biomass is organic material that can be used to generate heat, electricity, and even fuel. In this lesson, you will learn about the advantages of this abundant and renewable energy source as well as the disadvantages.

Carbon-Neutral Activity & Biofuel

6. Carbon-Neutral Activity & Biofuel

New biofuels are often described as carbon neutral by their supporters. But what does it mean to be carbon neutral? And do biofuels really fit that bill?

Alcohol Classification & Reactions

7. 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.

Alcohols, Elimination Reactions & Alkenes

8. Alcohols, Elimination Reactions & Alkenes

Alkenes are important in forming several compounds such as plastic. In this lesson we will learn how alkenes can be formed through alcohol elimination reactions.

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