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

1 Answer
Jan 24, 2017

Answer:

#"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?