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    defluxion10

    alcohol and water love to party together (in fact part of the symptoms of a hang over are from dehydration suffered as the alcohol you imbibe literally pulls water out of your tissue and blood)

    As to an alcohol car....it's not quite that simple because you also have to take into account energy density. Gasoline was chosen in part because it is a liquid at room temperature, it's not especially volatile (not comparatively) and because it still has a high energy density. Alcohol is at best just as volatile (though the purer it is the less I would argue this is true),  is much more likely to not stay in a liquid form (due to vapor pressure) and is on the whole much more reactive.

    But perhaps the biggest knock against alochol is energy density, it only has about 66.70% the energy density of gasoline. This means that 1 gallon of gasoline provides as much energy as 1.5 gallons of ethanol (alochol as you are using the term)

    So I don't expect enthanol engines anytime soon

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