Questions tagged [alcohols]

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Is glycerol/glycerin soluble in ethanol?

As titled, I wish to know if glycerol/glycerin is soluble in ethanol (not soluble, slightly soluble, very soluble)
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Smell of the methanol [closed]

When I first time smell the methanol, for me it was similar to the benzene (completely different from the ethanol). But almost everywhere information says, that it should me very similar to the ...
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Does 2,2-dimethylpropan-1-ol give a positive Lucas test? [duplicate]

I learnt that the Lucas test involves the formation of a carbocation and it gives a positive test based on the stability of the carbocation formed, and hence primary alcohols do not show turbidity (...
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What should be the name of the given compound?

Following compound is named as (1) 6-Mercaptocyclohex-4-ene-1,3-diol (2) 1-Mercaptocyclohex-2-ene-4,6-diol (3) 1-Mercaptocyclohex-5-ene-2,4-diol (4) 4-Mercaptocyclohex-2-ene-1,5-diol ...
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How to rationalise the difference in the melting points of acids and alcohols with inter molecular forces?

Acids: arachidic acid, palmitic acid, lauric acid, etc. Alcohols: butan-1-ol, pentan-1-ol, etc. The melting points of acids with $\ce{-COOH}$ at the end compared to melting points of alcohols, $\ce{...

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