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Absolute Alcohol Definition

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This is the chemical structure of ethanol.

This is the chemical structure of ethanol.

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Definition: Absolute alcohol is a common name for the chemical compound ethanol. Ethanol is a colorless liquid with molecular formula C2H2OH. It is the alcohol found in alcoholic beverages.

Also Known As: ethanol, ethyl alcohol, pure alcohol, grain alcohol

Alternate Spellings: EtOH

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