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Ethanol Production


Ethanol,C2H5OH, is an important alcohol. It is used as an intermediate in the production of other
organic compounds, and as a solvent in cosmetic products.

Making ethanol from crude oil
Ethanol is made by the hydration (adding water) of ethene. This reaction is reversible and is sped by…

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Ethanol Production


Many conventional petrol engines will run on ethanol, or mixtures of petrol & ethanol, with little
modification. Only ethanol made by fermentation is renewable (plants can be replaced, hydration of
ethene - ethene from crude oil which is non renewable).
Almost all current fuels are carbon based. They…

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