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What is the chemical formula for alcohol?

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08/23/2014

it depends of the kind of alcohol,there are primary alcohol(R-CH2OH), secondary alcohol, tertiary alcohol etc. but we can identify an alcohol by the chemical formula:R-OH

Ethanol (drinking alcohol )

or Ethyl alcohol

C2H5OH

Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) CH3-CH(OH)-CH3
Formula: R-OH

Where R is is an carbon containing organic group
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