# In what state is ethanol at 25 ""^@C, and 1*atm?

Jan 24, 2017

$\text{A liquid..........}$

#### Explanation:

The normal boiling point of pure ethyl alcohol is $78.2$ ""^@C. Its melting point is $- 114.1$ ""^@C. And thus at room temperature, ethanol is a liquid.

Ethanol is very hard to purify, because it is so miscible with water, and it is exceptionally hard to remove the water. Why should ethanol be soluble in water?