absolute alcohol


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absolute alcohol

[′ab·sə‚lüt ′al·kə·hȯl]
(organic chemistry)
Ethyl alcohol that contains no more than 1% water. Also known as anhydrous alcohol.
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4 g) and 2 -mercapto4,6-dimethyl pyrimidine was dissolved in xylene (70 ml) and absolute alcohol (10 ml).
He notes that some midge larvae endure sojourns in absolute alcohol and then recover normal function when returned to water.
5 percent of the absolute alcohol content sold in its peak year, 1995.
The researchers calculated both the number of ounces of absolute alcohol consumed per day, averaged across the pregnancy, and the pattern of drinking: either five or more drinks at least once every 2 weeks, or smaller amounts.
All should be held to the same standards, as alcohol is alcohol -- a 12 ounce can of regular beer, 5 ounces of wine, a 12 ounce wine cooler, or 1 1/2 ounces of 80-proof distilled spirits all contain the same amount of absolute alcohol.