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What is the chemical composition of alcohol?

62 mths ago

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If I can remember organic science from high school, the formula for an alcohol goes like this: C[n]H[2n+1]OH alcohol is a composition of carbon, oxygen and hyrogen, with the ratio of oxygen to carbon being "twice plus one" and another double-bond between the carbon atom and an OH molecule.

Source: Mr Botha's HG science class

62 mths ago

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If you are referring to the alcohol we drink - Ethanol, that is C2H5OH

62 mths ago

Ethyl alcohol, ethanol, C2H5OH. [64-17-5], 1/C2H6O/c1-2-3/h3H,2H2,1H3 ...

62 mths ago

ALCOHOL is C2H5OH (ethanol)

62 mths ago

1 bottle + 1 glass + 1 good company = viola! a lekker makietie. Sorry this one is really difficult. Can not remember much matric science

62 mths ago

Man + alkohol = grap maar, IF man + te veel alkohol = naam gat maak. Al wat ek weet, kan nie eens onthou of ons dit geleer het nie, helemal te lank terug.

62 mths ago

You have your answer ... But, I want to tell you this little story. Woman generally feel that alcohol makes men aggressive? Right? A friend of mine reckons there is a substance in Coke that does it. He drinks brandy and water ALL night and is "so mak soos 'n lam", his wife on the other hand only drinks Coke and he reckons you should see how aggressive she gets with him when she wants to go home :)

62 mths ago

JP gives the generic formula for the alcohol group and wacky provides the chemical formula for the main alcohol (ethanol) which is wine, beer and spirits. However, most alcoholic beverages also contain small amounts of methanol (CH3OH) and possibly some of the other “light” alcohols (Butanol, etc). Pure distilled alcohol beverage will contain almost 100% ethanol and although we get drunk on it, it does not leave a hangover which is a sign of alcoholic poisoning. Cheap and poorly distilled alcoholic drinks (e.g., cheap gin, etc) will contain small (up to 5% w/w alcohol) of methanol which is a very unpleasant poison and this is the cause of a hangover. Alcohol with more than about 5% of methanol can be deadly.

62 mths ago

I am always amazed at the knowledge on AI!

62 mths ago

1 tot rum and 3 tots Coke with 4 Big blocks of ice.........thats my alcohol

62 mths ago

Yes, ethanol - clear alcohol. But that's not the same than that is found in medication...

62 mths ago

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