Is Ethyl Alcohol A Compound Or An Element?


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Andy Kirkham answered
It is a member of a class of organic compounds that are given the general name alcohols - molecular formula is C2H5OH. Elements are single substances which cannot be reduced to simpler substances by normal chemical means.
Vincent Davis Profile
Vincent Davis answered
Ghost55 almost answered the question.

An element is a single atom found on the list of elements on the Periodic Table of the Elements. A compound is a series of elements connected together by electrons which orbit the nucleus.

Ghost55 is absolutely correct that the correct formula for ethanol is C2H5OH, it is possible to view the structure of this organic  compound by Googling ethanol.

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