Identifying Hydroxyl Groups: Lucas' Test & Oxidation Test

 This is part of the HSC Chemistry course under the topic Analysis of Organic Substances. This section explores a range of chemical tests that can be conducted in a school laboratory to identify and distinguish between various organic functional groups.

HSC Chemistry Syllabus

Conduct qualitative investigations to test for the presence in organic molecules of the following functional groups:

  • hydroxyl groups

Identifying Hydroxyl Groups: Lucas' Test & Oxidation Test

This video explores the Lucas test and oxidation tests using acidified dichromate and permanganate solutions to distinguish between primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols.

What are primary, secondary and tertiary alcohols?