Reactions Involving Alcohols
This is part of the HSC Chemistry course under the topic Alcohols.
HSC Chemistry Syllabus
investigate the production of alcohols, including: hydration of alkenes, substitution reactions of halogenated organic compounds and fermentation
conduct a practical investigation to measure and reliably compare the enthalpy of combustion for a range of alcohols
write equations, state conditions and predict products to represent the reactions of alcohols, including but not limited to (ACSCH128, ACSCH136):
– substitution with HX
investigate the products of the oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols
Production of Alcohols
Alcohols are a unique group of organic compounds that can be produced in various reactions. This video explores the different ways it can be produced, including hydration of alkene, substitution of halogenated alkane and fermentation of glucose.
Combustion of Alcohols and Enthalpy of Combustion
This video explores the ins and outs of alcohol combustion, as well as a simple experiment that could be used to reliably compare the enthalpy of combustion for a range of alcohols.
Reactions Involving Alcohols: Dehydration, Substitution with HX and Oxidation
Reactions of alcohols include combustion, dehydration, substitution with hydrogen halide (HX) and oxidation. This video explores the products of each reaction.