chemistry question #215
Julian, a 16 year old male from the Internet asks on October 23, 2001,Q:
How can I make my own methylated spirit? How does pectin gel?
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Why would you want to? Its ethyl alcohol + methyl alcohol (~10%), but its cheaper to buy the mixture than buy them separately and mix them yourself.
Pectin is a complex carbohydrate that forms cross linking hydrogen bonds between itself and water to give a 3D structure which has gel-like qualities.
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