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What is the chemical name for rubbing alcohol?

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Rubbing alcohol is called 2-propanol or isopropyl alcohol.

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The chemical symbol for rubbing alcohol is C3H8O.


Isopropyl alcohol also known by it's common name "rubbing" alcohol is mostly made from a chemical called 2-propanol. The chemical code for 2-propanol is C3H8O.


Isopropyl alcohol or rubbing alcohol - (isopropanol, or the abbreviation IPA) - a flammable chemical compound with a sharp smell. It's molecular formula is C3H8O.


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 rubbing alcohol must contain min. 70 % alcohol.


Rubbing alcohol is a mixture of ethanol, iso-propanol, a dye etc.


The chemical formula for isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) is C3H8O. Its molar mass is 60.095g/mol.


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


Rubbing alcohol can mean any of several different compounds or mixtures, but in the US it usually refers to a mix of about 70% 2-propanol and 30% water.


A correct answer is difficult: 1. Rubbing alcohol is ethanol (ethyl alcohol) intentionally contaminated with methyl alcohol or isopropyl alcohol. 2. Isopropyl alcohol, in jargon.


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Rubbing alcohol is mixture with different compositions; rubbing alcohol can contain isopropyl alcohol or ethanol plus methanol, coloring and odorous substances etc.


Rubbing is a physical process. Alcohol is a chemical compound. Evaporation is a physical process, not a chemical reaction. Depending on what exactly you wanted to know choose one of the above three sentences.


Another name in trade for isopropyl alcohol is rubbing alcohol. RUBBING ALCOHOL is called ISOPROPYL alcohol and is for external use only. It's considered a RUBEFACIENT TOPICAL ANTIMICROBIAL and is NOT made from Ethyl or Grain (booze) alcohol. DON'T drink it!!


Frequently is a mixture of water with denaturated ethanol or isopropyl alcohol.


Ammonium Fluoride smells like rubbing alcohol but is not flammable. Alcohol itself is extremely flammable and dangerous when exposed to heat.


Isopropyl Alcohol is more commonly known as rubbing alcohol. It is a flammable, colorless chemical compound with a very strong odor. It has the molecular formula of C3H8O or C3H7OH.



A physical property of isopropyl alcohol is that it is flammable at room temperature. A chemical property of isopropyl alcohol is it is oxidized by the liver into acetone.



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.


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


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


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


The chemical name for wood alcohol is ethanol (CH3OH).



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