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Active Ingredients Ethyl Alcohol by Volume 70% Ingredients Denatonium Benzoate , Methyl Isobutyl Ketone , Water

The ingredients will be listed on the bottle. There are two standard kinds of rubbing alcohol: (1) one made with isopropryl alcohol, which has a certain toxicity but is more pleasant or neutral smelling; and (2) one made with ethyl alcohol with an added denaturing agent to make it inedible. The ethyl alcohol (ethanol) variety has a bitter or sour or unpleasant smell, and is therefore much less popular than the isopropryl alcohol variety. This is why even though the pharmaceutical definition for "rubbing alcohol" is denatured ethyl alcohol, isopropryl alcohol is far more available commercially and is also labeled as "rubbing" alcohol. The uses of both varieties are the same, although isopropryl alcohol, because of its inherant toxicity, carries warnings about overuse and safe handling.

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Common, over the counter "Rubbing Alcohol" in pads or in fluid form is generally 60-70% solution of isopropanol in water. Although Isopropanol is sometimes sold as "Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol, 70%" and "Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol, 99%" (harder to find but generally more useful for experimenters & cleaning uses), there is no isopropyl alcohol in the United States Pharmacopeia formula for Rubbing alcohol, U.S.P.. It is used as a disinfectant, and is a common solvent.

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What do you get when you mix rubbing alcohol and water?

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


Can you drink rubbing alcohol as an internal disinfectant?

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!


What is rubbing alcohol made out of?

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.


Does rubbing alcohol have acetone in it?

No, rubbing alcohol has oil and isopropyl alcohol in it.


Is Rubbing alcohol polar?

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


Can you boil rubbing alcohol?

Yes, rubbing alcohol boil.


Is rubbing alcohol inflammable?

No, rubbing alcohol is very flammable.


Does water or rubbing alcohol dissolve the fastest?

rubbing alcohol.


Is rubbing alcohol an example of suspension?

No. Rubbing alcohol is a solution.


Is there methanol in rubbing alcohol?

No, rubbing alcohol is 2-propanol.


Is rubbing alcohol the same as Isopropyl alcohol?

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


Is Benzyl Alcohol the same as rubbing alcohol?

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


Is rubbing alcohol homogeneous mixture?

Rubbing alcohol is a homogeneous mixture.


Is rubbing alcohol safe for the environment?

rubbing alcohol is safe for the environment


Is rubbing alcohol a gas liquid or a solid?

Rubbing alcohol is a liquid.


What is the state of rubbing alcohol at room temperature?

Rubbing alcohol is a liquid


Is rubbing alcohol soluble in water?

Rubbing alcohol is soluble in water.


Is rubbing alcohol Flammable?

Rubbing alcohol is a volatile and flammable liquid


Will rubbing alcohol kill parasites?

Will rubbing alcohol kill parasites?


How is Rubbing alcohol bad for cat if licked?

Rubbing alcohol is poisonous.


What is inside rubbing alcohol?

Rubbing alcohol contain water, methanol or isopropyl alcohol, a dye.


What is the chemical name for rubbing alcohol?

Rubbing alcohol is called 2-propanol or isopropyl alcohol.


Is rubbing alcohol a carcinogen?

No, Isopropyl Alcohol (also known as rubbing alcohol) isn't a carcinogen.


Does rubbing alcohol kill viruses?

Rubbing alcohol or isopropyl alcohol can be used as a disinfectant. Rubbing alcohol can kill the HIV, hepatitis B, herpes, influenza and other viruses.


Is rubbing alcohol different from drinking alcohol?

Very much so. Drinking alcohol is called ethanol. Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) on the other hand is very hazardous if consumed. DO NOT try to drink rubbing alcohol.

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