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 + 3H2O
  • Ethanol is a drug




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