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What are all the alcohols with that molecular formula?

  1. Jun 1, 2005 #1
    What are all the alcohols with that molecular formula?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 1, 2005 #2
    C5H11OH can have many names:

    Pentan-1-ol
    Pentan-2-ol
    Pentan-3-ol
    2-methylbutan-1-ol
    2-methylbutan-2-ol
    2-dimethylpropan-1-ol

    I could go on and on. All of these are alchols but each is an isomer.

    The Bob (2004 ©)
     
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