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Why does rubbing alcohol evaporate so quickly on your skin?

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June 13, 2007 10:36PM

Rubbing alcohol evaporates so quickly on skin because your skin

is pretty warm and rubbing alcohol has a higher vapor pressure (and

lower boiling point) compared to water. It is known as a volatile

solvent because it evaporates easily.


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