Chemistry Question #215
Julian, a 16 year old male from the Internet asks on October 23, 2001,
How can I make my own methylated spirit?
How does pectin gel?
viewed 15229 times
answered on October 23, 2001
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.
Add to or comment on this answer using the form below.
Note: All submissions are moderated prior to posting.
If you found this answer useful, please consider making a small donation to science.ca.