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Offline Lilac

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Amount of alcohol needed for preservation
« on: July 31, 2023, 09:42:36 AM »
Hi.

I'm planning to preserve something. The strongest alcohol I can get is 72%. Wondering if there is 13 % of alcohol in the mixture, what would the percentages of glycerine and bth be.

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Re: Amount of alcohol needed for preservation
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2023, 10:08:54 AM »
Anyone attempting to give hints to you on how to answer the question may need more information and a clearer question without abbreviations / text speak like
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bth
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For instance
what kind of alcohol  (example  drinking or wood  or rubbing)
(if it is booze or denatured then it has other stuff in it typically)
what is the 72% that you mentioned mixed with (example - glycerin or water)
what do you intend to mix it with (example - glycerin or water)

what do you mean
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Wondering if there is 13 % of alcohol in the mixture
when you say
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The strongest alcohol I can get is 72%

According to forum rules we will only typically give you hints as to how to do the calculations
or let you know if you calculations are correct.
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It might be helpful if you let us know how much chemistry experience you have


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edit ..
I forgot
when you say percent with alcohol
do you mean by weight or by volume




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