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What is the difference between ethyl-alcohol and methyl-alcohol ?

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Asked by T A RAMESH, 14 Nov '07 11:41 am
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Ethanol, also known as ethyl alcohol, drinking alcohol or grain alcohol, is a flammable, colorless, slightly toxic chemical compound, and is best known as the alcohol found in alcoholic beverages. In common usage, it is often referred to simply as alcohol. Its molecular formula is variously represented as EtOH, CH3CH2OH, C2H5OH or as its empirical formula C2H6O (which it shares with dimethyl ether).

Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, carbinol, wood alcohol, wood naphtha or wood spirits, is a chemical compound with chemical formula CH3OH. It is the simplest alcohol, and is a light, volatile, colourless, flammable, poisonous liquid with a distinctive odor that is somewhat milder and sweeter than ethanol (ethyl alcohol). At room temperature it is a polar liquid and is used as an antifreeze, solvent, fuel, and as a denaturant for ethyl alcohol. It is also used for producing biodiesel via transesterification reaction.

Methanol is produced naturally in the anaerobic metabolism of ...more
Answered by Indra Datta, 14 Nov '07 02:19 pm

 
  
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Ethyl alcohol produces Iodoform(CHI3),a yellow crystalline solid with Iodine and NaOH.Methyl alcohol does not respond this test.
Answered by amitava duttamajumdar, 04 Jul '12 10:35 pm

 
  
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The most striking difference between the two hydrocarbons is that while drinking ethyl-alcohol/ethanol makes you intoxicated ,but methanol is highly toxic & leads to death instantly even if you take a peg of it :)
Answered by RAAGINI, 15 Nov '07 12:22 pm

 
  
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Ethyl contens two hydrocarbons and methyl is having one.
Answered by dhanaji patil, 14 Nov '07 01:39 pm

 
  
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'm' is the diff
Answered by Karunya Sharvani, 14 Nov '07 11:47 am

 
  
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Methanol, also known as methyl alcohol, is madeof molecules containing one methyl group, with a chemical structure of CH3-OH. Methanol is highly toxic if inhaled, drunk, or absorbed through the skin and can cause blindness. Ethyl alcohol is the same as ethanol or grain alcohol. I has two methyl groups and looks like CH3-CH3-OH. This is the type of alcohol found in the alcoholic beverages people consume. Both compounds are organic and are good solvents and fixatives.
Answered by Manish Srivastava, 24 Sep '12 11:33 am

 
  
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