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Alcohol

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  • An alcohol is a compound that has the following general structure:

     

     

    R1, R2, and R3 could be hydrogen atoms, alkyl groups, aryl groups, or any combination thereof.

     

    eg:

     

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    The hydroxy group in an alcohol is called the alcohol group.