Attributes of ethanol
- Ethanol is a clear liquid at room temperature.
- Ethanol is less dense and evaporates at a lower temperature than water
(this property allows it to be distilled -- by heating a water and ethanol
mixture, the ethanol evaporates first). Boilingpoint: 78.3o.
- Density: 0.789 g/cm3.
- Ethanol dissolves easily in water.
- Ethanol is flammable (so flammable that it can be used as a
fuel). C2H5OH + 3O2 = 2CO2
- Ethanol is a drug