Production of Ethanol by Fermentation/Hydration

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What is fermentation?
A process in which enzymes in yeast break down sugars to form ethanol and CO2
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Why is it impossible to produce pure ethanol by fermentation?
Yeast gets killed off when the conc. of Alcohol reaches about 15%
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Why would fermentation be viable?
Countries with a cheap/steady source of sugar will use it to produce ethanol as a fuel.
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What is the raw material used in the process of hydrating Ethene?
Crude Oil
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What are the conditions needed for hydrating Ethene?
Phosphoric acid, 300 degrees, pressure of 60-70 atm
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Why would only certain countries make use of hydrating Ethanol?
A readily available access to oil
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