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Whats the difference between isopropryl and rubbing alcohol?

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2008-06-19 13:04:24

Isopropyl is rubbing alcohol -- same same.

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Water contains no alcohol or oils, as rubbing alcohol does.



Rubbing alcohol is isopropyl alcohol and quite toxic. Alcohol which is sold for human consumption is ethyl alcohol.


Rubbing alcohol contains the 3-carbon alcohol isopropanol. Ethanol contains the 2-carbon alcohol ethanol.


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. According to Wikipedia.org1: 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.


There are different types of isopropyl rubbing alcohol. You have to understand that there are different proofs of alcohol. An alcohol proof is defined as twice the percentage of alcohol volume. So depending on what proof your rubbing alcohol is ingredients could possibly change. Now to answer you question, the most common type of rubbing alcohol is the 70% isopropyl rubbing alcohol. INGREDIENTS INCLUDE: -isopropyl alcohol 70% proof -trace amounts of multiple minerals that are so small they don even matter


Rubbing Alcohol, is alcohol, with a type of alcohol without the watery substance. Hydrogen Peroxide is H2O2, which is water with an extra atom of Oxygen added into it.


Rubbing alchol- 0.79g/1ml Water- 1g/1ml There is a .21g difference per ml


the difference between water and rubbing alchol is.................. water is a chemical substance formed compositon of oxygen and hydrogen and alchol is i really do not know and dont care


Probably Rubbing Alcohol or Listerine... OR OR Absenth


Isopropyl solution (aka, rubbing alcohol) is not an ionic solution. Isopropanol is a covalent molecule made of non-metals: carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen (C3H8O).


Difference In Grain and Rubbing AlcoholIf memory serves me correctly, grain alcohol is derived from the fermentation of various grains, with the most common being from corn, and it's safe to consume. On the other hand, rubbing alcohol contains isopropyl alcohol (which is a chemically made alcohol), and usually contains additional water and sometimes glycerine, and isn't intended to be substituted for either grain or wood alcohol. To drink it would make one very ill and may even be lethal, or cause blindness. In other words grain alcohol is not equal to rubbing alcohol. period.steph says no.


Isopropryl (rubbing) alcohol can be extremely toxic if taken internally. It can cause a number of serious medical problems, including death, depending on the amount consumed. Please, don't even think about drinking it, and keep it away from children. It is also highly flamable, so never use it near flames, stoves, candles or cigarettes.


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.


Usually zero ml because ethanol is not normally used in rubbing alcohol. However, there is a little Ethanol-based rubbing alcohol and rubbing alcohol is usually 70 percent, so multiply 50 ml x .7 to get your answer.


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


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!


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. :)


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



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