Definitions for "Alcohols"
Alcohol in chemistry means any organic compound in which a hydroxyl group (OH) is bound to a carbon atom, further bound to other hydrogen and/or carbon atoms.
Compounds of the general formula R – OH when one or more hydroxyl groups replace hydrogen atoms of alkanes.
A series of hydrocarbon derivatives with at least one hydrogen atom replaced by an -OH group. The simplest alcohols (methanol, ethanol, n-propanol, and isopropanol) are good solvents for some organic soils, notably rosin, but are flammable and can form explosive mixtures with air: their use requires caution and well-designed equipment.