What are the uses for ethyl alcohol?
Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is a form of alcohol with a wide range of uses.
Ethanol is mainly produced from corn or sugarcane.
The most common use of ethanol in the modern world is as a fuel additive, which replaced tetraethyl lead (or TEL) as the most common antiknock agent in automobiles.
Ethanol is the most common alcohol in alcoholic beverages.
Ethanol is used in many hand sanitizers as an antiseptic.
Ethanol can be used to treat someone who was poisoned by another, stronger alcohol.
Ethanol is a good solvent, and can mix with water.
Ethanol can be combined with other chemicals for a wide variety of purposes.
This really depends on what you need to use these alcohols for. While is isopropyl alcohol is rubbing alcohol used for external purposes, ethyl alcohol is for drinking. So, if its for consumption, then ethyl alcohol is safe to use. Ethyl alcohol also is used in products like cough suppressants and mouthwashes.
By alcohol I'm assuming you mean drinking alcohol. In which case ethyl alcohol is the EXACT SAME THING AS ALCOHOL. If you are referring to making homemade liquor, don't worry about any fear of methanol, it's an old wives tale. Trust me, i know from experience. If you are talking about PURE ethyl alcohol [ethanol, ethyl alcohol (drinking alcohol)], the only way to obtain that is to get pure ethyl alcohol, and denature it using…