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What is Denatured Alcohol?



  • Ethanol is an alcohol which is not fit for consumptio n. 
  • However, it has a wide range of applications in the industry. 
  • Therefore, to prevent its misuse, it is made unfit f or drinking by adding methanol. 
  • In order to distinguish it from other alcohols, dye such as copper sulfate is added which gives it a blue color. 
  • This is known as denatured alcohol .


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