Chemistry - Alcohols containing four carbon atoms
Alcohols containing four carbon atoms
There are significant differences in the chemical behavior of the alcohols
represented, depending on the _environment of the carbon atom_ to which the
-OH group is bonded.
If the carbon atom is bonded to only _one _other C atom, the alcohol is a
If the carbon atom is bonded to _two _other carbon atoms, the alcohol is a
If the carbon atom is bonded to _three _other carbon atoms, the alcohol is
a _tertiary _alcohol.
Primary and secondary alcohols give significantly different products on
oxidation while tertiary alcohols can be difficult to oxidise.
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