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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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Which of the following is the most reactive alcohol toward sodium?

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Ans. A Primary alcohols are the most reactive alcohols toward metals. Methanol is a primary alcohol. The other choices are tertiary and secondary alcohols.

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