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Organic And Biological Chemistry

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ISBN: 9781305081079

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7th Edition
STOKER + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305081079
Textbook Problem

Which of the following pairs of alcohols have been used as racing car fuels?

  1. a. methanol and ethanol
  2. b. ethanol and 2-propanol
  3. c. ethanol and 1,2-ethanediol
  4. d. no correct response

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The alcohol pairs that is been used in racing car as fuels 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:

Race cars use fuel which gives more performance rather than mileage.  Initially methanol was used as fuel.  On switching from methanol to ethanol, the fuel tank size decreased a lot and there is a remarkable increase in performance and mileage of race cars.  The rime taken to refuel also has considerably reduced.  Therefore, methanol and ethanol are the alcohol pairs that has been used as a racing car fuels.

Hence, the correct option is option (a).

Reason for incorrect options:

Option (b) tells that ethanol and 2-propanol was used as racing car fuel...

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