A colorless fairly volatile liquid with a faintly sweet pungent odor like that of ethyl alcohol. Completely mixes with water. The vapors are slightly heavier than air and may travel some distance to a source of ignition and flash back. Any accumulation of vapors in confined spaces, such as buildings or sewers, may explode if ignited. Used to make chemicals, to remove water from automotive and aviation fuels, as a solvent for paints and plastics, and as an ingredient in a wide variety of products.
A white crystalline or powder solid with a slight sulfur odor. Toxic by inhalation . Strongly irritates skin and tissue. Noncombustible, but may decompose to emit toxic oxide fumes of sulfur and sodium when heated to high temperature. A corrosive acid when mixed with water. Used as a food preservative and as a laboratory reagent.
Ethanol is a colourless liquid with a pleasant characteristic smell and a burning taste. Its main characteristic is the denaturant agent that is incorporated and whose function is to prevent it from being used in beverages for human consumption. The different applications that this solvent finds, are of industrial type.