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Glossary - Isopropal Alcohol

A common name for the chemical compound with the molecular formula C3H8O (also known as propan-2-ol, 2-propanol, or the abbreviation IPA).  It is a colourless, flammable chemical compound with a strong odour.  It is the simplest example of a secondary alcohol, where the alcohol carbon is attached to two other carbons sometimes shown as (CH3)2CHOH.  It is a structural isomer of propanol.

   
 

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