Ethanol - C1 Unit 5

Ethanol (alcohol)

Uses:

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Disinfectant
  • Perfume and aftershave
  • Fuel

Two processes of production

Fermentation

Needed ingredients:

  • Sugar (glucose)
  • yeast
  • water

Word equation:

glucose - ethanol + carbon dioxide

Advantages:

  • cheaper method
  • low temperatures needed

Disadvantages:

  • makes carbon dioxide - contributes to green house effect
  • land needed for sugar produce

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