|Class 12 Chemistry Alcohols Phenols Ethers||Isomerism in alcohols|
Isomerism in alcohols
Isomerism in alcohols: They basically show
Position: In this the position of –OH group changes.
CHAIN ISOMERISM: In this the number of carbon atom in parent chain is going to be different.
Functional isomerism: they are functional isomer of alcohol & ether
Example: CH3CH2CH2OH and CH3CH2O CH3 are functional isomers
(Propanol) (Methoxy ethane)
Optical Isomerism: they also show optical isomerism but there should be a chiral centre
Like: in the given molecule of alcohol
(In this there is the chiral centre marked as C* as it has different groups attached to it).