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noahdoolittle

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chemical formula
« on: March 09, 2005, 01:47:38 PM »
What are the chemical formula's for
1. alcohol
2. ether      ???

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Re:chemical formula
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2005, 08:27:25 PM »
An alcohol is a general term for an carbon chain with an -OH added on somewhere. General formula is CnH2n+1OH

For example methanol is CH3OH. Ethanol (the alcohol in drinks) is C2H5OH

I'm not sure what ether is. Hope that helped.

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Re:chemical formula
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2005, 12:54:16 AM »
Ether is CH3CH2-O-CH2CH3

An ether is R-O-R'

Where R is any arbitrary alkyl group.
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Re:chemical formula
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2005, 07:16:12 AM »
alcoholes are organic hydroxy compounds in which one or more 'H' atoms in the alkane is/are replaced by hydroxyl [-OH] group[CnH2n+2O]
eg.
methanol=CH3OH
ethanol=CH3-CH2-OH

ethers are alkyl derivatives of water
[R-O-R']
eg.
CH3-O-CH3=dimethyl ether

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