[talk-au] Canberra - last white spot on the map

Sam Couter sam at couter.id.au
Wed Feb 10 10:28:46 GMT 2010

John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Also it's against the laws of physics to get e100, you need additivies
> to stop water in humidity bonding with pure ethanol

This happens with lower concentrations of ethanol, one reason why fuel
companies love it and motorists should refuse it.

> , and to stop
> people from trying to drink it instead of putting it in their cars,
> from memory the best you can do is e95...

Methylated spirits these days is nearly 100% ethanol. The main additive
is a bittering agent to discourage people from drinking it and maybe an
emetic agent just in case they do. Back in the days when it contained
methanol people still drank it which did even more damage.
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