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Finding alcohol formulae

Both my mum and I have looked everywhere and cannot find what I need.

I have to find the alcohol formulas for; Methanol, Ethanol, Propanol, Butanol, Pentanol, Hexanol, Heptanol and Octanol. We have found chemical tables and compounds but not specifically any containing alcohol. Please can you help or tell me where i could look. Thank you.

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To help you with this question, you may need an Organic Chemistry textbook. However, there are some online resources I have found at:

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This solution is provided in 176 words. It provides two references for helping understand the problem, and discusses the name of the alcohols and how their structures can be made using carbon grouping.