Density of Ethanol

Definition - What does Density of Ethanol mean?

Density of Ethanol is the ratio of the mass of ethanol to its volume. Ethanol is commonly known as alcohol or ethyl alcohol (one that people consume while taking alcohol). Ethanol is found in all types of alcoholic beverages and is produced by the fermentation of sugar by yeast. The density of ethanol as well as all other types of alcohols is 789 kg per cubic meter.

Petropedia explains Density of Ethanol

The density if ethanol is compared with the density of water and oil and the data is used for various industrial purposes. The density of water is 1000 kg per cubic meter which means that water is more denser than ethanol, i.e., water will settle down or ethanol will float on the water when both are mixed. Similarly, when ethanol and oil are considered, oil being denser than ethanol settles down when both are mixed. Thus, we can conclude that the density of ethanol is lesser than the density of oil which is further less than the density of water.

The density of oil is in the range of 900 to 930 kg per cubic meter when the temperature is between 15 and 25 degree Celsius.

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