Is sugar soluble in methylated spirits?

1 Answer
May 13, 2017

Why don't you do the experiment?


My own feeling is that sugar SHOULD dissolve in methylated spirits. Now methylated spirits is basically ethanol, to which a bit of methyl alcohol (i.e. #"methylating the original spirit"#) has been added, so that if you drink the spirit you go blind.

That being said, cocktails, and liqueurs, and wines, and spirits have some sugar content, which is good indication that sugar will dissolve. But, as a physical scientist, you should do the experiment. And once you do this experiment, try dissolving common salt up in ethanol; why the difference in the relative solubilities?