Lesson Flashcards: Reactions of Alcohols

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Definition

Oxidation reaction

A type of reaction where the central carbon in a functional group has an increase in the oxidation number

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Tertiary alcohol

An alcohol where the hydroxy group is bonded to a carbon atom that is attached to zero hydrogen atoms and three alkyl groups

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Secondary alcohol

An alcohol where the hydroxy group is bonded to a carbon atom that is attached to one hydrogen atom and two alkyl groups

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Dehydration reaction

A chemical reaction that involves the loss of water from a compound

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Alkoxide

The conjugate base of an alcohol

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Substitution reaction

A type of reaction where a part of the molecule is removed and replaced with something else

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Primary alcohol

An alcohol where the hydroxy group is bonded to a carbon atom that is attached to two hydrogen atoms and one alkyl group

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Hydration reaction

A chemical reaction where water is reacted with a compound

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