If #50*mL# ethanol were added to #50*mL# water, what would the volume and density be of the final solution?
To a first approximation, the volumes would indeed add up to
As you know ethanol is a water like solvent, and infinitely miscible in water. And note that the ethanol we typically use is approx. 5-10% water..... Ethanol is exceptionally difficult to dry, and when you DO dry it, typically by distillation from
And so I am quite justified in taking the quotient....