# How to tell the difference between octane-1-ol and oct-1-ene?

How to tell the difference between octane-1-ol and oct-1-ene? The things I can do are:

• check their solubility in water
• use bromine water
• use $\ce{KMnO4}$
• use sulfuric acid

I assumed that checking the solubility would be a good idea because of the presence of an alcohol but will I notice a difference since the alcohol has 8 carbon atoms. And they all react with bromine water, $\ce{KMnO4}$ and $\ce{H2SO4}$. I think I'm missing something.

• Do you have access to IR or NMR? – Waylander May 4 '18 at 19:42