Optically active 2-octanol rapidly loses its optical activity when exposed to :

(a) dilute acid

(b) dilute base

(c) light

(d) humidity

Concept Videos :-

#1 | Preparation of Alcohols
#2 | Preparation of Alcohols: II
#3 | Preparation of Alcohols: III
#4 | Properties of Alcohols & Phenols (Comparative)
#5 | Chemical Properties of Alcohols
#7 | Preparation & Properties of Dihydric Alcohols
#8 | Reactions of Dihydric Alcohol
#9 | Preparation & Properties of Trihydric Alcohols

Concept Questions :-

Alcohols: Preparation, Physical and Chemical Properties

(a) CH3--(CH2)5-CH3 CH3-CH=CH-(CH2)4-CH3

dehydration of alcohol takes place in dil.acid and alkene is produced which shows G.I.

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