Why does alcohol and nail polish remover evaporate faster than water?

In conclusion my hypothesis was wrong because all the other liquids evaporated faster than the water.Alcohol was the first liquid that evaporated faster than the others because it has a low boiling point and the nail polish remover was the second liquid to evaporate because it contains acetone which has intermolecular
A.

Can alcohol absorb water?

Yes, alcohol does absorb water from the air - it's very hygroscopic - anhydrous copper suphate (for example) may be used to remove water from it.
  • How do you separate a mixture of alcohol and water?

    Distillation is a process that can be used to separate a pure liquid from a mixture of liquids. It works when the liquids have different boiling points. Distillation is commonly used to separate ethanol - the alcohol in alcoholic drinks - from water. The mixture is heated in a flask.
  • Can alcohol absorb water?

    Yes, alcohol does absorb water from the air - it's very hygroscopic - anhydrous copper suphate (for example) may be used to remove water from it.
  • Why higher alcohols are not soluble in water?

    Alcohols are soluble in water. This is due to the hydroxyl group in the alcohol which is able to form hydrogen bonds with water molecules. Alcohols with smaller hydrocarbon chain are very soluble. As the length of the hydrocarbon chain increases, the solubility in water decreases.
B.

Why does alcohol at room temperature feel colder than water?

Alcohol easily evaporates at room temperature, so it feels cool. This is also why you feel cool when getting out of the pool. The water on your skin evaporates. It takes heat to evaporate, so your skin gives up that heat to make it happen, thus you feel cooler.
  • Why is alcohol colder than water?

    Alcohol easily evaporates at room temperature, so it feels cool. This is also why you feel cool when getting out of the pool. The water on your skin evaporates. It takes heat to evaporate, so your skin gives up that heat to make it happen, thus you feel cooler.
  • Why does alcohol have a lower boiling point than water?

    the hydrogen bonding between the molecules of water is higher than the bonding between the molecules of ethanol which means more heat energy is required to break the bonds of molecules of water which leads to the increase in collision of the water molecules there by increasing the boiling point.
  • Why do methylated spirits feel cold?

    Evaporation is very important in the cooling of surfaces. If we put a drop of methylated spirit on our hand the methylated spirit will soon evaporate and our hand feels cold. The molecules of methylated spirit get the energy they need from our hand, leaving the molecules of the hand with less energy and so colder.

Updated: 2nd October 2019

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