A modified with an atom placed between a and atom. Ethanol, shown here, is the best known - the one found in alcoholic drinks. Its chemical formula is CH 3 CH 2 OH
It is easy to spot an alcohol molecule because every one has a COH group of atoms. This is also easy to remember as it is the middle part of the word alCOHol. Easy, that is, if you can spell alcohol in the first place.
Alcohols are important in the chemical industry because it is easy to turn them into , detergents, plasticizers, emulsifiers, lubricants, emollients, and foaming agents.
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