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    Can an ether molecule be made out of a methanol or ethanol molecule? Why or why not?

    What is the structure for 1-Octanol & Propane-1,2,3-triol?

    How would Ethanol, 1-Octanol, & Propane-1,2,3-triol compare in viscosity (ability to flow)? Why?

    Do their size, shape, or molecular structure affect their physical consistency? Why?

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    Can an ether molecule be made out of a methanol or ethanol molecule? Why or why not?

    Yes, we can by simple dehydration of alcohols with concentrated H2SO4 at high temperatures
    2C2H5OH ----- C2H5OC2H5 + H2O

    What is the structure for 1-Octanol & Propane-1,2,3-triol?

    Octa stands for 8, therefore octanol ...

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