Preparation of Alcohols
Concept: a. Preparation of Alcohols
Alcohols can be prepared in a number of ways including the following:
2) Reduction of an aldehyde, ketone, or carboxylic acid with the appropriate reducing agent.
reaction of hydroxide or water on the appropriatealkyl halide.
4) Addition reactions to alkenes (covered in the alkene section). The attachment alcohol 7 shows many of the various ways in which alcohols can be prepared.