Alcohol (Organic Salt Analysis)

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AIM – To test the presence of alcohol in the given organic compound.

Preliminary Test:-

Experiment Observation Inference
Added bromine water to solution No Effect Compound is saturated.
Or Or
Pink colour of Bromine water changed to colourless. Compound is unsaturated.

Confirmatory Test:-

Experiment Observation Inference
Warmed with acetic acid and a few drops of concentrated sulphuric acid. Fruity smell is formed. Alcohol confirmed.

Chemical Equations:-

R3C-CR3 + Br2 –> No Effect

OR

R2C=CR2 + Br2  –>  BrR2C-CR2Br

CH3COOH + ROH –> CH3COOR + H2O

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