It can clean a wound or kill your liver. Some religions ban it, others use it in their sacred rites. Some of the most stupid acts humanity every committed were done under its influence. It is even responsible for some of our births.
In this tutorial, Sal and Jay name alcohols and discuss their properties.
In this tutorial, Jay assigns oxidation states to alcohols, shows an oxidation mechanism using the Jones reagent, shows the formation of nitrate esters from alcohols, and demonstrates how to make alkyl halides from alcohols. Biochemical redox reactions are also discussed.