Ch5intro-notes

5 due to the replacement of one or both hydrogen atoms

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Unformatted text preview: fferent placement of the OH group on a carbon skeleton 3 2/21/10 No isomers are possible for the simplest alcohols: methanol, CH3OH, and ethanol, CH3CH2OH. Two isomers are possible for C3H8O: For alcohols having the formula C4H10O, two different carbon skeletons are possible: The OH group can be placed in two unique posiFons on each carbon skeleton: Alcohols are classified as primary (1), secondary (2), or terFary (3). 4 2/21/10 5 2/21/10 Simple alcohols are usually referred to by their common names which consist of the alkyl group name followed by a space and the word alcohol. 6...
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