Shellac is soluble in both grain alcohol (ethyl alcohol) and wood alcohol (methyl alcohol), but grain alcohol is preferable.
Now ethyl alcohol is the spirit which is contained in all strong drink.
These are dissolved in the ethyl alcohol and water which form over 99% of the spirit.
Of the numerous alcohols possible, ethyl alcohol is the one ordinarily sought and the easiest produced.
The government, however, imposes a tax on all ethyl alcohol which amounts to $2.08 per gallon on the 94% product.
ethyl alcohol is obtained from sugar by the employment of germs or microbes.
Two of these are of the greatest importance, methyl alcohol and ethyl alcohol.
If we use the methyl radicle we get methyl alcohol: if we use the ethyl radicle we get ethyl alcohol.
In all these familiar beverages the essential feature is this same alcohol, of the variety known as ethyl alcohol.
All of them may be regarded as impure forms of ethyl alcohol, the various impurities giving to each its particular taste.
ethyl alcohol n.
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