Alcohols are the hydroxy derivatives of aliphatic hydrocarbons. In alcohols, the hydroxyl group is attached to an sp3-hybridized carbon atom. The electrostatic potential map of an alcohol molecule indicates that oxygen atoms of a hydroxy group provide a region of highest electron density due to the presence of lone pairs.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this module, you will be able to:
- Identify the functional group present in alcohols.
- Write the IUPAC name of an alcohol.
- Explain the general formula of a homologous series of alcohols.
- Predict the type of hybridization of carbon and oxygen atoms in an alcohol molecule.
- Explain the charge distribution of a methanol molecule using an electrostatic potential map.

Keywords Alcohols , Ethanol , Hydroxy Functional Group , IUPAC Name Of An Alcohol , Alkanol , General Formula Of Alcohols , Methanol , Propanol , Butanol , Pentanol , Orbital Structure Of Ethanol , Various Regions In Electrostatic Potential Map Of Ethanol
Controller Required Yes
Languages English - US , 中文 , عربي , Español , Tiếng Việt
Domain K-12
Topic Code SS200055
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