Kill Bacteria

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Bacteria is everywhere, and since bacteria is considered as germs, these germs can get people sick. Therefore, what is the best way to kill bacteria? Instead, of using regular disinfecting wipes, I chose 91% Isopropyl alcohol; it’s less expensive than the common disinfecting wipes. It most likely kills bacteria by “kill[ing] cells by denaturing cell proteins and DNA, interfering with cellular metabolism, and dissolving cell lipo-protein membranes” (PubChem Compound Database). In other words, alcohol kills bacteria by first making the outer cell membrane lipids more soluble in water, which makes the cell lose its structure and fall apart. While the cell membrane is disintegrating, the alcohol is allowed enter and denature the proteins within
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