Alcohols, ethers, epoxides, sulfides

Alcohol and thiol groups are important functional groups for applications ranging from enzyme reactions to making flexible contact lenses. We will be reviewing naming oxygen and sulfur containing compounds. Then we will be ready to learn about some reactions that involve alcohols, ethers, epoxides, thiols, and sulfides as both reactants and products.

Alcohol nomenclature and properties

It can clean a wound or kill your liver. Some religions ban it, others use it in their sacred rites. In this tutorial, Sal and Jay name molecules containing alcohol groups and discuss their properties.