Specification Point 4.30C (Paper 2C Only):
Understand how to draw structural and displayed formulae for Methanol, Ethanol, Propanol (propan-1-ol only) and Butanol (butan-1-ol only), and name each compound

Alcohol: Family of organic (carbon-based) compounds that all contain the -OH group that is responsible for their chemical properties and reactions.

Structural and Displayed Formula for -OH group

The functional group in the alcohols is the hydroxyl group (-OH).

Formula for -OH group, Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry

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Jamie got a First class degree in Chemistry from Oxford University before going on to teach chemistry full time as a professional tutor. He’s put together these handy revision notes to match the Edexcel IGCSE Chemistry specification so you can learn exactly what you need to know for your exams.