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Name: Arve H.
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Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2002

How can you see the difference between alcohol and methanol?

There is no way to "see" the difference. Both are colorless liquids. They differ in odor; however, because ethanol is frequently denatured to render it unsuitable for consumption (toxic) that is not a reliable way to differentiate the two. They also differ in specific gravity, but because 100% ethanol picks up water very quickly, that is not a reliable test either.

Vince Calder

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