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Structures & Formulas of Alcohols - Chapter Summary
This chapter presents you with the structure and properties of alcohols. Among other topics, the lessons examine the use of alcohols like ethanol in many of the products that we use every day. Once you have thoroughly reviewed this chapter, you should be ready to:
- Differentiate between alcohols and alkanols
- Explain the formula for ethanol
- Discuss the structure of ethylene glycol and how it differs from other glycols
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1. Alcohols & Alkanols: Classification & Functional Group
At first glance, the term alcohol and alkanol sound quite similar. In fact, there are similarities between both compounds. Explore this lesson to learn about alcohols and alkanols, how they are classified, and what their functional groups are.
2. What is Ethanol? - Formula, Structure & Uses
Ethanol is a chemical compound that is present in a lot of things we use on a daily basis, ranging from perfumes to alcoholic beverages. In this lesson, we will learn more about the formula, structure, and uses of ethanol.
3. Ethylene Glycol: Structure, Formula & Uses
Ethylene glycol is used in many different applications, but it's also famous for being a deadly poison. This lesson goes over this substance's properties, names, structures, and formula.
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