Ethylene Glycol Formula

Ethylene glycol is an organic compound, which is also called as 1,2-ethanediol, Ethane-1,2-diol, Monoethylene glycol, 1,2-Dihydroxyethane. It is used as a raw material in the manufacture of polyester fibers and fabric industry. Its molecular formula is C2H6O2. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous compound. It has a sweet taste, but is poisonous if ingested. It is used as an antifreeze and coolant, in hydraulic fluids.

Ethylene Alcohol

Chemical Name

Ethylene Glycol

Other Name

:

Ethylene Alcohol

Chemical Formula

:

CH2OHCH2OH

State

:

Liquid

Category

:

Organic

Appearance

:

Clear, Colorless Liquid

Molar Mass / Molecular Weight

:

62.068 g/mol

Molar Density

:

1.1132 G/cm3

Boiling Point

:

197.3 °C (387.1 °F; 470.4 K)

Melting Point

:

−12.9 °C (8.8 °F; 260.2 K)

Ethylene glycol is an organic compound, which is also called as 1,2-ethanediol, Ethane-1,2-diol, Monoethylene glycol, 1,2-Dihydroxyethane. It is used as a raw material in the manufacture of polyester fibers and fabric industry. Its molecular formula is C2H6O2. It is a colorless, odorless, viscous compound. It has a sweet taste, but is poisonous if ingested. It is used as an antifreeze and coolant, in hydraulic fluids.

Ethylene glycol is also used in hydraulic brake fluids and as a solvent. It is a clear, colorless syrupy liquid. When it is mixed with ground water, it can contaminate ground water and causes severe hazardous situations to humans.


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