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Ethanol

Ethanol

Ethanol is a colorless and volatile liquid with a characteristic odor. It is the primary alcohol found in alcoholic beverages and is also used as a solvent, fuel, and in various industrial and medical applications.

Chemical Formula:

C2H5OH

CAS Number:

64-17-5

Synonyms:

Ethyl alcohol, Grain alcohol, Drinking alcohol, Alcohol, EtOH (chemical formula abbreviation), Spirits.

Characteristics

Molar Weight

46.07 g/mol

Melting Point

-114.1°C (-173.4°F)

Boiling Point

78.37°C (173.07°F)

Solubility

Miscible in water and many organic solvents

Density

0.7893 g/cm³ at 20°C

Forms

Colorless liquid

Odor

Characteristic alcoholic odor

USES AND APPLICATIONS

Key applications

  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Industrial Solvent
  • Biofuel Additive
  • Antiseptic and Disinfectant
  • Extraction Agent for Herbal Products and Tinctures

Industries

  • Beverage Industry
  • Chemical Industry
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Automotive Industry
  • Personal Care Industry
  • Healthcare Industry

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