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What Is the Boiling Point of Alcohol?

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Alcohol has a much lower boiling point than water.

Alcohol has a much lower boiling point than water.

Craig Spurrier

Question: What Is the Boiling Point of Alcohol?

The boiling point of alcohol depends on which type of alcohol it is as well as the atmospheric pressure. Keep in mind, the boiling point decreases as atmospheric pressure decreases, so it will be slightly lower unless you are at sea level. Here is a look at the boiling point of different types of alcohol.

Answer: The boiling point of ethanol or grain alcohol (C2H5OH) at atmospheric pressure (14.7 psia, 1 bar absolute) is 173.1°F (78.37°C).

Methanol (methyl alcohol, wood alcohol): 66°C or 151°F

Isopropyl Alcohol (isopropanol): 80.3°C or 177°F

 

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