What kinds of reactions are common to alcohols?
Check all that apply.
|reactions with active hydroxides|
|reactions with active metals|
|elimination (or dehydration) reactions|
Common reaction of alcohols are
Oxidation reactions : Alcohols can be oxidized to aldehyde, ketone or carboxylic acid.
Elimination (or dehydration) reactions : Alcohols undergo elimination or dehydration reaction to yield alkene.
Acid-base reactions & reaction with active metals: Alcohols are weak acids. They react with strong base or active metals such Na or K to form alkoxide of the alcohol.
Substitution reactions: Alcohols undergo substitution reaction to form alkyl halide using SOCl2 or PBr3.
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