Asked Dec 23, 2019
  • What is the structure and IUPAC name of glycerol?

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Glycerol is a nontoxic, sweet tasting, and viscous fluid that has the chemical formula C3H8O3. It is a polyol, a compound that is made up of more than one hydroxyl group. Its chemical structure consists of three hydroxyl groups, which are -OH groups attached to the carbon atoms.

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The IUPAC name for glycerol is 1, 2, 3- Propanetriol or 1, 2, 3- T...

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