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Do methane gas molecules attract better than liquid rubbing alcohol molecules?

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2007-06-05 02:41:08
2007-06-05 02:41:08

No, because rubbing alcohol molecules are polar and alcohol molecules can hydrogen bond with each other holding them together. That is why methane is a gas a room temperature and rubbing alcohols (all types of alcohols in fact) are liquids at room temperature

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C3H8O molecules in liquid rubbing alcohol would have greater attraction for each other than CH4 molecules in methane gas?

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The C3H8O molecules will have a greater attraction in liquid rubbing alcohol than ch4 molecules in methane gas. This is due to the hydrogen bonding and dipole intermolecular forces that would occur between the polar alcohols. The nonpolar methane and methane gas will only experience London dispersion forces.

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The rubbing alcohol because methane is a gas and the bonds between gases are not very hard to break where as rubbing alcohol is a liquid and there a little harder to break

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It is a physical change. The molecules of the alcohol are still there, there are just spread out.

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Because water and rubbing alcohol are mutually soluble. Liquids have quite a bit of empty space between the molecules. When something is soluble, its molecules will fit in the spaces between the molecules of the liquid. So water molecules fit in beween alcohol molecules, alcohol molecules fit in between water molecules, and the mixture takes up less room than the 2 separate liquids.

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No. Rubbing alcohol contains either Isopropyl or Denatured Ethyl alcohol.

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Basically you get weaker rubbing alcohol. Rubbing alcohol is already a mixture of water and isopropyl alcohol.

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Do NOT Drink Rubbing Alcohol It can cause blindness. Rubbing alcohol is "isopropyl" alcohol, not the same chemical as grain alcohol, ("ethyl" alcohol). Don't drink it! Rubbing alcohol is POISONOUS to drink!

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It is a mixture of denatured alcohol, water and agents added to make the alcohol unpalatable to drink and sometimes colorants. There are two common types of rubbing alcohol, Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol and Ethyl Alcohol Rubbing Alcohol.

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No, rubbing alcohol is very flammable.

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Yes, rubbing alcohol boil.

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No. Rubbing alcohol is a solution.

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No, rubbing alcohol is 2-propanol.

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Rubbing alcohol, and things (Example: Rubbing alcohol, nail polish remover) that would smell similar to a sharpie. Best choice though, would be rubbing alcohol. Why? Rubbing alcohol (or also called isopropanol/Ispropyl) is a solvent that has polar molecules (molecules with a positive charged molecule that sticks to a negative charged molecule). If you sniff a sharpie, it has a sharp, alcohol smell, right? Sharpies have n-propanol alcohol, n-butanol, and diacetone alcohol in them. They have pretty similar structures to rubbing alcohol. All alcohol have polar molecules. There is a "like dissolve like" rule. This means Polar solvent+Polar solvent=dissolve/removal. OR non-polar solvent+nonpolar solvent=dissolve/removal. The closer the molecule and chemical make-ups are, the more likely they are to dissolve or be removed.

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Yes, rubbing alcohol is polar because all alcohol is polar. :) Yes, rubbing alcohol is polar because all alcohol is polar. :)

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Yes, rubbing alcohol is a common name for isopropyl alcohol.

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Rubbing alcohol that is unrefrigerated because the warmer it is the faster it evaporates, the molecules of the refrigerated move slow which enables the slow evaporation, while the unrefrigerated molecules dissipates more readily than that of the refrigerated.

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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.

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No, Benzyl alcohol is C6H5CH2OH, rubbing alcohol is isopropyl alcohol is (CH3)2CHOH

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Rubbing alcohol is a volatile and flammable liquid

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Rubbing alcohol is a homogeneous mixture.

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rubbing alcohol is safe for the environment

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Rubbing alcohol is a liquid.

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Rubbing alcohol is poisonous.


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