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Why can't rubbing alcohol and oil mix?
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Can you use rubbing alcohol to test oil based paint?
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How do you get the oil residue off of the kitchen stove?
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Can you substitute rubbing alcohol for oil in perfume and it still smell strong?
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What liquid can be use instead of rubbing alcohol?
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Does oil and alcohol mix?
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.
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What is rubbing alchool made of?
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.
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How do you tell if previously painted object has been painted with oil or latex paint?
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Does oil mix with alcohol?
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 has an interesting application. Spirits such as ouza are almost pure ethanol and aromatic oils. When it is poured into water the ethanol is soluable but the aromatic oils are not and a cloudy white emulsion of water/ethanol with oil dropletts is formed. This effect is called louching. Another spirit that does this is arak and to a lesser extent absinthe. I think perfumes that are alcohol and oils should do this too.
How do you fix a wooden table after alcohol has been spilled on it?
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 furniture with a high quality polish or furniture wax. If the rubbing alcohol has damaged the wood itself, the damaged area will require refinishing .