Question 1 Report
Which of the following compounds is a secondary alkanol?
A secondary alkanol is an alcohol where the carbon atom attached to the hydroxyl (-OH) group is bonded to two other carbon atoms. In other words, it has two alkyl groups attached to the carbon atom with the -OH group. Out of the options given, 2-methylbutan-2-ol and 3-methylpentan-2-ol have the required structure to be classified as secondary alkanols. Therefore, the correct answer is either 2-methylbutan-2-ol or 3-methylpentan-2-ol.