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ISBN: 9781305081079
Textbook Problem

Which of the following statements concerning commonly encountered alcohols is incorrect?

  1. a. Wood alcohol and methyl alcohol are two names for the same compound.
  2. b. Denatured alcohol is drinking alcohol rendered unfit to drink.
  3. c. Rubbing alcohol is a 70% aqueous solution of ethyl alcohol.
  4. d. no correct response

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The statements that is incorrect concerning the commonly encountered alcohols has to be identified.

Concept Introduction:

Alcohols are commonly encountered in our day-to-day life.  Some of the commonly encountered alcohols are, methanol, ethanol, propanol, ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, glycerol.

Explanation

Reason for correct option:

A 70% isopropyl alcohol‑30% water solution is marketed as rubbing alcohol.  Isopropyl alcohol has rapid evaporation rate and this creates a great cooling effect when applied on the skin.

In the given options, option (c) tells that rubbing alcohol is a 70% aqueous solution of ethyl alcohol.  This is an incorrect one because rubbing alcohol is a 70% aqueous solution of isopropanol.

Hence, the correct option is option (c)...

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