Primary alcohol

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Primary alcohol (Organic Chem) any alcohol which possess the group CH2.OH, and can be oxidized so as to form a corresponding aldehyde and acid having the same number of carbon atoms; -- distinguished from secondary and tertiary alcohols.
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Usage

In literature:

From my own practice I could cite a number of cases of venereal infection in which alcohol was the direct, primary factor.
"Woman" by William J. Robinson
The average value for primary alcohols is 44.67 cal., but many large differences from this value obtain in certain cases.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
The hexoses all contain five alcoholic groups and one primary aldehyde, or one secondary aldehyde (ketone), group.
"The Chemistry of Plant Life" by Roscoe Wilfred Thatcher
Most delirium, the primary cause of which lies in alcoholism, is amenable to treatment.
"Habits that Handicap" by Charles B. Towns
The primary effect of alcohol is upon this organ, through its influence upon the nervous system.
"Insanity" by Henry Putnam Stearns
If he be prostrated by the primary disease, alcoholic stimulants should be allowed.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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In news:

Most primary care doctors, including family physicians and internists, are capable of helping people manage alcohol problems.
He has been involved with several large studies on treating alcohol problems in primary care by using brief counseling sessions and medication.
His brother Stephen says Holder 's primary addiction was alcohol.
Sleep Problems, Alcohol Consumption, and Chronic Disease in Primary Care Settings.
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