answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

Pure ethanol freezes at -114 °C (-173.2 degree Fahrenheit). Alcoholic beverages will freeze somewhere between -114 °C and 0 °C depending on the alcohol content.

The kind of alcohol that people can drink is called ethanol and it has a freezing point of -114 degrees Celsius (-114 °C). However, there are many other kinds of alcohol (such as methanol, rubbing alcohol or inspirational, banal, and many others) and each one has a different freezing point. Water freezes at 0 °C and the coldest most home model freezers will go down to -18 °C. That is why Alcoholic Beverages won't freeze in your home freezer. However, most alcoholic beverage are not pure ethanol, but instead a mixture of water and ethanol. The freezing point of the mixture depends on how much of each component is in it. For instance, something with only 1% ethanol will freeze just a little below 0 °C, whereas something with 95% ethanol will freeze pretty close to -114 °C. How much ethanol is in a particular alcoholic beverage is listed on the bottle, either as a percentage or as a "proof" which is just 2 times the percentage (100 proof =B= 50% ethanol).

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2014-03-26 14:55:22
This answer is:
๐Ÿ™
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the freezing temperature of alcohol?
Write your answer...
Submit
Related questions

What temperature does brandy freeze?

It depends on the Alcohol concentration. The more alcohol the lower the freezing temperature will be.


Why does tap water freeze before Rubbing alcohol?

Because some chemicals in the alcohol has a freezing temperature lower than that of H2O.


What temperature does alcohol freeze?

There are several different kinds of alcohol and these freeze at different temperatures.


Why are alcohol thermometers preferred in cold countries?

Mercury is used for determining higher temperature for its accuracy. Alcohol is used for measuring comparatively low temperature as it has a lower freezing point.


How can you slow the freezing process of water?

You can cause it to freeze at a lower temperature by adding salt or alcohol.


What is the freezing point of alcohol?

The freezing point of alcohol (ethanol, ethylic alcohol) is -114 0C.


What temperature is dry ice in alcohol?

About the temperature of dry ice. It is the same as putting frozen water (ice) in a glass of water. The temperature of the ice and water will be about equal to the freezing point of water. Alcohol is used because it has a freezing point lower than H2O, if you put dry ice in water everything will freeze.


Why alchol can measure freezing point of water?

Because alcohol freezes at a lower temperature than water.


At what temperature can you get frostbite?

the temperature below freezing


What freezes quicker water or rubbing alcohol?

Water. Although it's not really that it freezes faster but rather that it freezes at a higher temperature. How fast something freezes has to do with both its freezing point but also how much of it you have. A drop of alcohol will freeze faster than a giant container of water (assuming the temperature of the freezer is below the freezing point of alcohol).


What is the freezing point of ethyl alcohol?

the freezing point of ethyl alcohol is -117 degrees Celsius.


Why does alcohol have such a low freezing point?

The freezing point of alcohol is somewhere between -114 and 0 degrees Celsius, depending on the alcohol content. Alcohol has a lower freezing point than water due to alcohol not having hydrogen bonding.


What is sub freezing temperature?

temperature below freezing point of water.


Why doesn't alcohol freeze?

Alchohol doesnt freeze in your freezer because the freezing point of alcohol is much lower than that for water. Each substance has different specific freezing and boiling temperature. Since most foods contain water, that is what freezes. Things that have alcohol boil/catch fire faster and they freeze at a very low temperature. The freezing point of ethyl alcohol is -117.3 C, or -17,914 F. Therefore you can freeze alcohol but most people think it doesnt because the average freezer doesnt even get close to -17,914 F. Technically, alcohol can indeed freeze. It just does not freeze as quickly as water. The reason is because the freezing point for alcohols is quite a bit lower than the freezing point for water.


What is the freezing point of t-butyl alcohol?

Around room temperature, In our experiment we got 25 degree Celsius.


What is the state of matter of mercury at freezing temperature?

At mercury's own freezing temperature, the mercury can be either solid or liquid; that is the definition of "freezing temperature".


Why doesn't alcohol freeze at a constant temperature?

Because the freezing point of alcohols is much lower than that for water.Each substance has different specific freezing and boiling temperature. Since most foods contain water, that is what freezes.The freezing point of ethyl alcohol is -117.3oC, or -179,14F. Since vodka is only about 10% alcohol you wouldn't have to go that low to make it freeze (since it's a mixture of water and alcohol), but I'm pretty sure the average freezer would never get there anyway.


Do water and alcohol freeze at the same temperature?

No, they don't. The kind of alcohol that people can drink is called ethanol and it has a freezing point of -114 degrees Celsius (-114 °C). However, there are many other kinds of alcohol and each one has a different freezing point. Water freezes at 0 °C.


Are alcohol thermometers better than mercury thermometers?

They both have advantages and disadvantages: A mercury-in-glass thermometer can measure high temperature (up to 357 0C, the boiling point of mercury; and its freezing point is -39 0C). An alcohol-in-glass thermometer can measure low temperature (down to -115 0C, the freezing point of alcohol; and its boiling point is 78 0C.) A mercury-in-glass thermometer can quickly response to temperature, while an alcohol-in-glass thermometer can only slowly response to temperature. However, mercury is poisonous and alcohol is NOT poisonous. Also mercury thermometers are not allowed on aircraft.


What is the freezing temperature of bourbon?

The freezing point of an alcohol-water mixture depends on its strength. An 80 proof whiskey (40% vol) would freeze at around -26 deg C.


What is the temperature freezing?

Freezing temperature is 0 degrees Celsius or 32 Fahrenheit.


What temperature is freezing-?

The temperature for the freezing point of water is 0 degree Celsius.


If vodka half freezes is it more alcoholic?

No, the higher the alcohol content the lower the freezing temperature. That portion that isn't frozen will have a higher proportion of alcohol than will the portion that has frozen.


Does freezing remove alcohol?

well alcohol has a lower freezing temperature than water. Therefore it can go below 0 degrees celsius or 32 Fahrenheit and still be liquid. (Well for harder liquor anyways--not beer, it will freeze) But i think it will still be fine.


What are the freezing points of some liquids in Celsius?

At standard temperature and pressure the freezing point of pure water is 0-degrees Celsius (C). Ethyl alcohol is -114 and acetone is -139 C.