Below are the names and formulas of some common alcohols. I call them "common" because they are the ones we have in our stockroom, and we might use them during labs such as the Synthesis of Esters.
An alcohol is a molecule made of carbon and hydrogen, with a "hydroxyl" group (—OH) attached to one of the carbon atoms. The OH group does not have a charge, so it is different from the OH– group in ionic compounds. "Amyl" is an older word meaning the same thing as "pentyl" does now. Images are links to the orginating page.
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