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Ian Blair
Period 4, box 3

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Methanol is a clear, colorless liquid that belongs to a class of substances called alcoholics. Methanol has the simplest chemical makeup in the group, which CH3OH. By combining carbon monoxide and hydrogen, molecular weight is 32.04 g. Methanol or methyl alcohol is typically found in alcoholic beverages. In fact, during prohibition many people died or became severely ill from methanol poisoning when they drank the liquid as a substitute for commercial liquor. Methane gases are sometimes used to power automobiles, which is a source of emition for methanol. Drinking even a small amount of methane alcohol will paralyze the optic...
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