whats the difference between rubbing alcohol and drinking alcohol?

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  1. Read-Only Valued Senior Member

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    He had his break already - he got to make the post.

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    Now it's time for him to shape up!
     
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    Ethyl Alcohol - C2H5OH
    Isopropyl alcohol - C3H8O
     
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    Cosmic you need to learn how to spell the word ALOT. Asguard,you are worse. You need to learn how to spell ALCOHOL and SENSE. Get it right morons.
     
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    Did you notice you're talking about three and a half year old posts?:facepalm:
     
  8. ntstlkr Registered Member

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    All i wanted was simple answer but cosmic and asguard want to argue. How about both of you morons learn to spell. Cosic, repeat after me ALOT. Asguard, you are worse. Repeat very slowly after me. AlCOHOL and SENSE. Get it right morons!!!
     
  9. ntstlkr Registered Member

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    Thats ok. Its never too late to learn.
     
  10. origin Trump is the best argument against a democracy. Valued Senior Member

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    Hey imbecile, 'i' should be capitalized. Are you a simpleton, the name is Cosmic not Cosic.

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  11. Aqueous Id flat Earth skeptic Valued Senior Member

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    You wanted an answer in 2008 and only now does it bother you? And this is why you came to a thread that asks the difference between tequila and a can of Sterno? And they "want to argue"? That's present tense, bozo. 10 points off for grammar, 20 for capitalization, 30 for jumping the thread like a psycho, and 40 for bailing out of rehab.

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  12. wet1 Wanderer Registered Senior Member

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    The US requires a poison be added to wood alcohol. This is a throw back from the days of Prohibition and still goes on today.

    Wood alcohol, also known as methanol, is the simplest of alcohols and can be made by the dry distillation of wood, hence it's name. Methanol is already poisonous of itself but the effects on the body normally take longer when cut with other fluids, like juice.
     
  13. anky2930 Banned Banned

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    Alcohol is good in both cases that is in rubbing and also in drinking,It heals all type of pains.
     
  14. R1D2 many leagues under the sea. Valued Senior Member

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    Ok neat thread. Now my question is. Can you make rubbing alcohol safe to drink?
     
  15. Billy T Use Sugar Cane Alcohol car Fuel Valued Senior Member

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    Very interesting. I did not know that. I assume that some humans may lack this enzyme, just as some lack the enzyme for properly digesting milk. Do you know if that is true?
     
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    No. You can't make ethanol out of isopropanol.
     
  17. Believe Happy medium Valued Senior Member

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    I would very highly doubt it. Everything from bacteria to humans have that enzyme because it allows you to deal with the ethyl alcohol that is both poisonous and forms in nearly everything with sugar.
     
  18. Believe Happy medium Valued Senior Member

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    I wouldn't count on that, but it wouldn't be worth your time thats for sure.
     
  19. Tero Registered Member

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    If your ethanol in wine goes to vinegar, I can make some ethanol out of that.

    The isopropanol I can turn into acetone. It would be some work to remove a carbon from that, several steps. Then you would get close to ethanol.
     
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