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Re: Organic chem -- or was it "ethanol"

> help me with my job.  One of my fellow editors on the encyclopedia is 
> working on automobile racing articles and is wondering what "ethanol" 
> gasoline is?  Is this just regular gasoline? Unleaded?  I've heard of 
> the word before, and methanol as well (which I believe uses methane), 

It notes how many carbons are in the chain:

methanol -- 1 carbon alcohol
ethanol -- 2 carbon alcohol
propanol -- 3 carbon alcohol
butanol -- 4 carbon alcohol

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