Definition Of alcohols


a colorless volatile flammable liquid that is the intoxicating constituent of wine, beer, spirits, and other drinks, and is also used as an industrial solvent and as fuel.

Sugar is taken and in the presence of an enzyme (a biological catalyst) ethyl alcohol and carbon dioxide are produced.

Example Of alcohols

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  • a class of chemical compounds midway between the alcohols and the organic acids in their state of oxidation.

  • Aliphatic and aromatic hydrocarbons, ketones, ethers, glycols and higher alcohols are not corrosive to magnesium and its alloys.

  • Complete combustion of alcohols produces carbon dioxide and water.

  • Esters can be used to manufacture tertiary alcohols by using a Grignard reagent.

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