Chemistry
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Ethanol (C2H6O) is an organic, flammable, colorless, hydrogroscopic liquid with a pungent, wine-like odor and a burning, strong taste. It is a common solvent in chemistry, but primarily known for being in alcoholic beverages. One third of people worldwide drink alcoholic beverages which contain Ethanol, with 1% of the world population being addicted to them, as Ethanol is also a drug. Though, it is legal in almost any country.

Another popular use of Ethanol is as a disinfectant, as it kills harmful bacteria with a brutal chemical attack. It is also used as engine fuel. Ethanol is classified as a health hazard, it is particularly damaging to the liver. It is also a class 1 carcinogen, this means it is completely proven Ethanol consumption causes cancer. Diluted solutions of Ethanol, such as beer and wine should be consumed in moderation, if at all.


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