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Ethylene glycol or ethane-1,2-diol is an organic chemical compound, used as an antifreeze in cars.

PropertiesEdit

ChemicalEdit

Ethylene glycol will react to form polymers such as polyethylene terephthalate.

PhysicalEdit

Ethylene glycol is a colorless, odorless, syrupy, sweet-tasting liquid. It is miscible in water and soluble in many organic solvents.

AvailabilityEdit

Car antifreeze contain ethylene glycol, in varying percentages.

PreparationEdit

Ethylene glycol can be prepared by reacting ethylene oxide with water.

ProjectsEdit

HandlingEdit

SafetyEdit

Ethylene glycol is toxic.

StorageEdit

Should be stored in closed bottles.

DisposalEdit

ReferencesEdit

Relevant Sciencemadness threadsEdit

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