What is the compound 2-propanol classified as?
2-propanol is considered an alcohol .
2-propanol (also known as isopropanol or isopropyl alcohol) consists of a propyl group attached to a hydroxyl (alcohol) group.
The ‘ol’ in ‘propanol’ indicates there is a hydroxyl group, and the ‘2’ indicates that the hydroxyl group is attached to the second carbon in the propyl chain.
Because of the hydroxyl group we call isopropanol an alcohol.