Alcohol Antiseptic

Alcohol at a strength of about 10 per cent. and upwards acts as a preservative of many organic substances. and is often added to medicinal preparations, extracts, wines, etc., to prevent putrefactive deterioration. In the absence of better antiseptic remedies it may serve as a useful application to wounds if used somewhat freely and of not too low a strength […]

Alcohol Mixed with Water Experiment

Alcohol Mixed with Water Experiment

Adding together 40millilitres of alcohol and water. Surprisingly the mixture added up to about 78 millilitres amd not the expected 80 ml. Like a good science you try the experiment for couple of times and yes it will give you the same result. We found out that 40 ml of water added to 40ml of alcohol gave 78ml! When alcohol […]

How to Make Wood Alcohol

How to Make Wood Alcohol

Cellulose, which constitutes about 50 per cent, of wood, can be partially resolved into dextrose and other sugars by treatment with acids under pressure. After neutralisation of the acid, the sugars, or the greater part of them, can be fermented with yeast, and the resulting alcohol separated by distillation. On the ground of economy, sawdust or other wood waste is […]

Oxidation Of Alcohol

Speaking broadly, oxidising agents convert ethyl alcohol into aldehyde and acetic acid: – C2H5.OH+O=CH3.CHO + H1O; C2H5.OH+O2=CH3.COOH + H1O. The character and quantity of the products vary, however, according to the conditions of the oxidation. When this is carried out with potassium dichromate or permanganate in aqueous-acid solution, the foregoing are the products; with permanganate in neutral solution, acetic acid, […]

Alcohol Calculations

Alcohol Calculations

(1). To convert percentage of alcohol by volume into percentage by weight. Multiply the volume percent age by the specific gravity of absolute alcohol (0 7936), and divide the product by the specific gravity of the liquid in question. For let S be the specific gravity of the liquid (at 15.6°/l5.6o). Then 100 c.c. weigh 100 Sρ grams, where ρ […]

How to Infuse Spirits

How to Infuse Spirits

Infusing spirits with flavor is a great way to experiment with your own personal tastes. The basic concept is to marry a variety of choice flavors into a base liquor to create a custom-flavored spirit. Vodka is the most common base spirit used and the other light spirits (gin, sake, light rum) can also be used for almost any flavor. […]

Alcoholic drinks under the microscope

Alcoholic drinks under the microscope

They look more like modern works of art than anything that has come out of a science laboratory: But these striking and colorful images are actually samples of alcoholic drinks that have been magnified up to 1000 times under a powerful laboratory microscope.Capturing the molecules that make up our favorite drinks like vodka, rose wine and tequila, the pictures were […]

The Dangers of Flagyl and Alcohol

The Dangers of Flagyl and Alcohol

Warnings not to drink alcohol while taking a medication are often ignored. But mixing Flagyl (metronidazole), an antibiotic, with alcoholic beverages can make a person very sick. Find out what happens when these two drugs are mixed. Flagyl (Metronidazole) Interactions With Alcohol Flagyl is the brand name of metronidazole, an antibiotic used to treat a variety of infections, from stomach […]

How to Freeze Liquor

How to Freeze Liquor

The freezing point is far below that of water. Exactly what that freezing point is depends on the proof of the liquor. Water freezes at 0°C (32°F) and the freezing point of ethanol alcohol is -114°C (-173.2°F). Alcoholic beverages are a mixture of both alcohol and water (with sugars and other additives in some distilled spirits) so the freezing point […]