Why can't rubbing alcohol and oil mix?
Rubbing alcohol is also known as isopropyl alcohol. The reason why rubbing alcohol and oil can't mix is because the alcohol is less dense than the oil.
no. Yes. Ethanol (drinking alcohol) is soluble in both both oil and water. If an oil and ethanol solution is mixed with water I think the ethanol will separate from the oil and mix with the water resulting in a cloudy emulsion of an ethanol-water solution with tiny droplets of oil. This is called louching.
Rubbing alcohol (also called isopropyl alcohol) is made by combining water and propene. Propene is a gaseous hydrocarbon -- a byproduct of the oil refining or natural gas industries. Don't drink it !!! (It will make you sick.) Ethyl alcohol or ethanol (a.k.a moonshine) is formed by fermentation & distillation. This is the drinkable kind of alcohol.
A mixture of ground pumice stone with a few drops of vegetable or linseed oil will correct rubbing alcohol damage to wood furniture if the alcohol only damaged the finish. Mix the the pumice stone and oil in a bowl until it makes a paste. Put the paste on the damaged area and gently scrub the area with 0000 aught steel wool. Wipe away the excess paste with a clean, damp cloth; then polish the…
No because alcohol is polar and only polar chemicals mix with other polar chemcials. Oil is not polar, making it unable to mix with alcohol. I think actually most or all types of alcohol do mix with oil. I am not certain about every type but the ethanol (the kind in adult beverages) molecule has a polar end and a nonpolar end. Isopropyl alcohol also dissolves oil. That ethanol mixes with both alcohol and water…
What would occur if you mixed corn syrup corn oil rubbing alcohol hydrogen peroxide and water together?
The alcohol part is not, but it contains additives that may be. Alcohols are often used to nuetralize some acids (carboxylic acids) to produce chemicals called esters. Rubbing alcohol has various ingredieints in different countries. In the US it is standardized as mostly ethyl alcohol with a bit of acetone and methyl isobutyl ketone. It can also contain some perfume oil, color and water.
Not really. Rubbing alcohol will remove the oils which protect the skin from drying out. If you are having problems with acne, be careful when using rubbing alcohol to remove excess oil. Your skin needs some protection from the atmosphere,so completely removing all skin oil can lead to inflamion, dryness, and cracking of the skin. You are probably better off using a good soap on a regular basis to keep your skin clean. i use…
If you slowly pour in the alcohol into the water without mixing or shaking, it will float on top of the water like oil does. However, unlike oil, alcohol is very soluble in water. Over time this layer will dissolve into the water on its own, creating a perfect solution of water/alcohol that has the same consistency throughout the drink.