Name the functional group present in ethanol.

Ethanol is the byproduct of plant fermentation and is also produced by hydration of ethylene. 

Functional Group of Ethanol

Ethanol has functional group alcohol (-OH).

Applications of Ethanol

  • It finds applications in personal care products such as in lotions and hair spray. In lotions it is used as a preservative. 
  • Ethanol also finds applications in food additives and helps in even spreading of food colours. 

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