12.4 Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers Contain Oxygen

Alcohols Have a Hydroxyl Group

Alcohols contain the hydroxyl functional group. A hydroxyl group is a hydrogen and an oxygen connected to a carbon atom. This video lesson includes a dramatic demonstration of the combustion of an alcohol. Duration: 9:58.

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Phenols and Ethers

The phenol group consists of an aromatic ring and a hydroxyl group. Phenols are acidic and antiseptic. Ethers contain an oxygen bonded to two carbons and some ethers are anesthetic. Duration: 10:22.

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