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Trihydroxypropane

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Glycerol, or 1,2,3-propanetriol, is a trihydric alcohol which is also known as Glycerine, Glyceritol, Glycyl alcohol, Trihydroxypropane, Propanetriol, Osmoglyn, and 1,2,3-trihydroxypropane (Figure 1.2). The general properties of glycerol; it is colourless, odourless, sweet in tasting and in the form of syrupy liquid. It will melts at 17.8 °C and boils with decomposition at 290 °C, also soluble in water and ethanol. The molecular formula of glycerol is: C3H8O3 and its molecular weight is: 92.09382
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