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A quick look at (Bio) chemistry

Ethanol was the first type of alcohol to be discovered. The Egyptians were known to enjoy alcoholic drinks over 4,000 years ago and distillation was a well-known practice in the time of the Pharaohs.

The term “alcohol” comes from the Arabic for powdered antimony, al-kho’l, used by Arabian alchemists during the Arab conquest of Spain. A German physician by the name of Libavius was the first to have used the term in the modern sense, during the Renaissance

Alcool Agricole Chimie

The chemical reaction is as follows:

=> C6H12O6 ==> 2C2H5OH + 2CO2 + heat