• anonymous
Which of the following are a) primary alcohols? b) secondary alcohols? c) tertiary alcohols? d) diols? e) triols? 1. isopropanol 2. 1,2,3-propanetriol 3. 2,4- dimethyl-1-hexanol 4. 2,3-dimethyl-2-pentanol 5. cyclohexanol 6. ethyl alcohol
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  • IsTim
Hello? You can tell what they are by the number of carbon atoms are attached to the carbonyl (or carboxyl?) group which is attached to the hydroxide (OH) group.
  • Vincent-Lyon.Fr
d and e are answered by counting the total number of OH groups in the molecule or simply looking at the name ending. For a, b and c, draw the structures and count the number of alkyl groups linked to the carbon bearing to OH group: this will give you the order of the alcohol.

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