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Pentanol Problems

  1. Jun 5, 2005 #1
    I need to know how pentanol is formed.. its crucial for me to solve a question about its uses and the process of its formation... if anyone can help me out, thanks.
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  3. Jun 5, 2005 #2
    i think you need to be a little bit more specific.

    a primary alcohol can be formed from an alkane, usually by hydrolysis of the terminal alkene or by oxidation of the alkyl halide...it may also be biosynthesized.
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