# A container was found in the home of the victim that contained 103 g of ethylene glycol in 340 g of liquid. What was the percentage of ethylene glycol?

Jan 24, 2018

So are we talking murder or suicide....or was the man a dipso...?

#### Explanation:

Ethylene glycol poisoning is not so readily apparent, in that the victim may display symptoms that are consistent with those of intoxication (i.e. over consumption of ${H}_{3} C - C {H}_{2} O H$).

To get the percentage of ethylene glycol we take the quotient...

"mass of ethylene glycol"/"mass of solution"xx100%=

(103*g)/(340*g)xx100%=30.3%(m"/"m)...