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Xylene vs. Ethanol — What's the Difference?

Xylene vs. Ethanol — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Xylene and Ethanol

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Xylene

Xylene (from Greek ξύλον xylon, "wood"), xylol or dimethylbenzene is any one of three isomers of dimethylbenzene, or a combination thereof. With the formula (CH3)2C6H4, in each of the three compounds a benzene ring is substituted by two methyl groups.
Oct 03, 2022

Ethanol

Ethanol (also called ethyl alcohol, grain alcohol, drinking alcohol, or simply alcohol) is an organic chemical compound. It is a simple alcohol with the chemical formula C2H6O. Its formula can be also written as CH3−CH2−OH or C2H5OH (an ethyl group linked to a hydroxyl group), and is often abbreviated as EtOH. Ethanol is a volatile, flammable, colorless liquid with a slight characteristic odor.
Oct 03, 2022

Xylene

Any of three colorless flammable isomeric benzene derivatives, C8H10, obtained from wood and coal tar.
Oct 03, 2022

Ethanol

See alcohol.
Oct 03, 2022

Xylene

A mixture of xylene isomers used as a solvent in making lacquers and rubber cement and as an aviation fuel.
Oct 03, 2022
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Ethanol

(organic compound) A simple aliphatic alcohol formally derived from ethane by replacing one hydrogen atom with a hydroxyl group: CH3-CH2-OH.
Oct 03, 2022

Xylene

(chemistry) Any of a group of three isomeric aromatic hydrocarbons, found in coal and wood tar.
Oct 03, 2022

Ethanol

Specifically, this alcohol as a fuel.
Oct 03, 2022

Xylene

Any of a group of three metameric hydrocarbons of the aromatic series, found in coal and wood tar, and so named because found in crude wood spirit. They are colorless, oily, inflammable liquids, C6H4.(CH3)2, being dimethyl benzenes, and are called respectively orthoxylene, metaxylene, and paraxylene. Called also xylol.
Oct 03, 2022

Ethanol

The organic compound C2H5.OH, the common alcohol which is the intoxicating agent in beer, wine, and other fermented and distilled liquors; called also ethyl alcohol. It is used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions, or mixed in gasoline as a fuel for automobiles, and as a rocket fuel (as in the V-2 rocket).
Oct 03, 2022

Xylene

A colorless flammable volatile liquid hydrocarbon used as a solvent
Oct 03, 2022

Ethanol

The intoxicating agent in fermented and distilled liquors; used pure or denatured as a solvent or in medicines and colognes and cleaning solutions and rocket fuel; proposed as a renewable clean-burning additive to gasoline
Oct 03, 2022

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