How to use Secondary-alcohols in a sentence
Ketones, secondary alcohols and tertiary alcohols yield a mixture of acids on oxidation.
For the formation of primary and secondary alcohols see Aldehydes and Ketones.
It was found that the normal primary alcohols were all esterified at about the same rate, the secondary alcohols more slowly than the primary, and the tertiary alcohols still more slowly.
It is interesting to note that, whereas zinc methyl and ethyl give tertiary alcohols, zinc propyl only gives secondary alcohols.Advertisement