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Can you use isopropyl alcohol for rubbing alcohol?

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November 29, 2015 12:50AM

Isopropyl alcohol and rubbing alcohol are not the same thing. For most uses, yes you can. This is because:

• Rubbing alcohol may contain either isopropyl alcohol or ethanol.

• Rubbing alcohol is a mixture of compounds (type of denatured alcohol) whereas isopropyl alcohol is not.