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Is rubbing alcohol the same as wood alcohol?

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No, rubbing alcohol is isopropyl alcohol, with the structural formula (CH3)2CHOH

Wood alcohol is methanol, or CH3OH

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Rubbing alcohol is alternately called Methyl Alcohol, Wood alcohol and Isopropyl Alcohol. Note that it is toxic.


Rubbing alcohol is good to remove certain stains from wood floors like nail polish. Rubbing alcohol can stain some wood finishes so a test should be done before using.


Isopropyl is rubbing alcohol -- same same.


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


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


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!



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.


More or less, however there are a few other alcohol compounds (excluding ethanol, which is considered a "drinking alcohol", or the type of alcohol that goes into cars) are also called "rubbing alcohol".


No. The alcohol in beer is ethanol, the alcohol in rubbing alcohol is isopropanol.yes this is right if you drank rubing alcohol you would most likely vomet


You shouldn't ever drink rubbing alcohol. It isn't the same as the alcohol in beer, wine, whiskey, etc. Rubbing alcohol is very dangerous and cause things like blindness and death.



They're the same (isopropyl alcohol), generally speaking. Although there might be another "alcohol" compound that also goes by the name "rubbing alcohol".


Believe it or not, ammonia! Dampen a cloth with the ammonia and rub the stain, then polish. I had rubbing alcohol spills all over a dresser and this removed them!


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


well... if its pure rubbing alcohol, it should evaporate on its own.. maybe use a hairdryer? Stroke the wood with good solid pressure until it oozes out.


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


rubbing alcohol is not the same as any regular "grain" alcohol. rubbing alcohol is also known as "wood" alcohol and drinking it is a BAD IDEA. the isopropanol which is thus consumed will break down into acetone and cause severe stomach pain. eventually the poison may cause blindness and death. basically drinking rubbing alcohol is drinking poison.Actually "wood" alcohol is methyl alcohol (methanol), not isopropyl alcohol or propyl alcohol. Alcohols are modified hydrocarbons with one hydrogen (H) replaced with a hydroxyl group (OH):methyl alcohol, methanol - hydrocarbon methane; 1 carbon atom (wood alcohol)ethyl alcohol, ethanol - hydrocarbon ethane; 2 carbon atoms (grain alcohol)propyl alcohol, propanol - hydrocarbon propane; isopropyl alcohol, isopropanol - hydrocarbon isopropane; 3 carbon atoms (rubbing alcohol)butyl alcohol, butanol - hydrocarbon butane; isobutyl alcohol, isobutanol - hydrocarbon isobutane; etc.; 4 carbon atomsetc.The toxicity of the different alcohols varies, but only ethyl alcohol can really be considered safe to consume.


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.


No, rubbing alcohol is very flammable.


Yes, rubbing alcohol boil.


No. Rubbing alcohol is a solution.


No, rubbing alcohol is 2-propanol.


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


The word "alcohol" in the term "rubbing alcohol" is meant in the chemical sense. It is not the same kind of alcohol present in alcoholic drinks. Rubbing alcohol contains about 70% 2-propanol and 30% water. 2-propanol is actually poisonous, so you shouldn't drink it regardless.



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