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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
Ethyl Alcohol (ethanol) isn't burned purely, it is an additive to normal
gasoline that makes it burn less efficient, but producing more power. It
is usually used in racing.