Why is alcohol flammable?
Alcohol is the name given to a group of molecules called hydrocarbons. The alcohol present in drinks is ethanol. These hydrocarbons contain many chemical bonds and in turn a large energy potential. When the the alcohol is lit by a another source of energy (lighter) the bonds break rapidly releasing energy in the form of heat. Fossil fuels such as petroleum and coal contain hydrocarbons. As a point of interest internal combustion engines do not efficiently harvest the energy contained in fossil fuels and hence pollute the atmosphere. In a similar comparison our bodies extract energy from similar bonds such as carbohydrates (sugars) and lipids (fats).
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Rubbing alcohol is flammable because it contains isopropyl alcoholwhich is a volatile and flammable organic compound. The fumes ofthe alcohol will catch on fire if they come i…nto contact withflames.
Answer . \nIsopropl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) is not only quite flammable it is also a poison. There should be warning labels on your bottle. Keep it away from flames and …sparks. Not for oral use.
Rubbing alcohol is a volatile and flammable liquid
Answer . anything 100 proof (50%) or over is highly flammable .
Yes, Alcohol (both Methanol and Ethanol based) are extremely flammable. Please do not try to set it on fire as Alcohol easily soaks into things.
Some are and some aren't. The "regular" 80 proof stuff, which is most liquor, usually isn't, though the vapors can present a problem under certain circumstances. Cognac and br…andy can be burned, or at least set alight because they are so volatile. It's those and the more exotic spirits that we include in a drink and set it alight or splash into things to flambÃ©.
Every type of alcohol is considered flammable. Alcohol is oftenconsidered volatile and so flammable that it may be used as fueldepending on the type.
Methanol is the most flammable alcohol at STP (standard temperature and pressure) because it has a very high vapor pressure allowing it to spread quickly in the air. It is als…o most easily oxidized in a fire because it has so few bonds in which to disperse the energy being added by the ignition source.
As long as it is present and not all evaporated or burned, it remains flammable.
The alcohol itself, it is a pure compound.
Benzyl alcohol is flammable.
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Yes it is alcohol, all alcohol is flammable
because, upon burning, alcohols are converted to CO 2 and H 2 O