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. How many of the following alcohols are secondary alcohols?

a. ethanol

b. isopropyl alcohol

c. tert-butyl alcohol

d. methanol

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The secondary alcohols from the given alcohols should be selected.

Concept Introduction:

An organic compound in which hydroxyl functional group that is -OH is bonded to the carbon atom is said to be an alcohol. The general formula for alcohol is Cn H2 n + 1 OH. Based on the attachment to the carbon the alcohols are classified as primary, secondary, or tertiary alcohol.

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Reason for correct option: When alcohol (having hydroxyl group) is attached to a secondary carbon atom (carbon atom to which two carbon atoms are attached) then such alcohol is said to be a secondary alcohol...

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