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What is the boiling point of alcohol?

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The boiling point of ethyl alcohol is 173 degrees Fahrenheit. Ethyl alcohol is also called ethanol or grain alcohol. Its chemical formula is C2H6O, and the molecular weight is 46.068 grams per mole.

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This compound is clear in appearance and is soluble in water. Ethanol is also a volatile substance. This type of alcohol is found in alcoholic beverages. However, there are other types of alcohols, such as methyl, propyl and butyl alcohols, that are not for consumption.

One of the methods to produce ethanol is through the fermentation process. In this process, the sugars found in fruits or grains react with yeast to produce carbon dioxide and ethanol.

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