# Pt (C
Faint, but like agood GrappaTranslucent, highand efficient (burned completely) Blue, barest hint of orange at end of materialconsumptionVery little to nomaterial left; appearsto be higher proof thandensity measurement indicated.
Much moregrapey.Still intense, esparound edges Blue, not as vivid,more orange.Faded more, left muchmore material.
Sour,unpleasant...spoilt wine. Not really. Tried to gasp out atiny yellow flame.This didn’t want toburn… tried to, thenextinguished the match
Sweeter, slightlywiney. NO combustion at all. N/A NO combustion at all,might as well havebeen pure water.
Even though our measurements indicate that our initial sample was only 67% ethyl alcohol, theinitial fraction sample burned off (as indicated above) completely with a high-temperature blueflame. This would imply a higher alcohol proof. The pipette transfer methodology has sufficientmargin for error that I cannot stand by our final determination of 134 proof but rather do believethe sample to have had a higher alcohol percentage by volume. The average boiling temperatureat which it was collected seems to support that conclusion, as well as the lack of combustibilityin samples three and four.
Post Lab Questions
1.Pure water volume 150.14 mL(150/.9991)Pure Ethanol volume 189.11 mL (150/.7932)50% alcohol solution volume 160.69 (150/.9335)2.Density of agood beer (e.g.Guinness Draft, 6.5 %)= .990Density of bourbon (at 80 proof/40 %) = 0.951Will bourbon float on beer = absolutely yes!!