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Alcohols

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Alcohols are of tremendous use for the synthesis of a wide variety of organic compounds. They also have some very unique properties. Alcohols are in fact slightly weaker acids than water, and have pKa values between 16 and 18.

An alcohol can loose its acidic hydrogen to form an alkoxide ion.

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The alcohol shown below is:

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A Cis-2-ethylcyclohexanol.
B Cis-2-ethylcycloctanol.
C Cis-1-ethyl-2-hydroxycyclopentane.
D Trans-2-ethylcyclohexanol.
Ans. A The numbering of carbon in the ring should be done as follows:

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The substituents are cis to each other.

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