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Compounds and Substances

The Basics of Nicotine

Nicotine is a greasy fluid material which can be found in tobacco leaves. The substance acts as a central nervous system stimulant and is responsible for the addictive attribute of smoking. When nicotine is extracted from the leaves, the material is naturally colorless; however it immediately turns brown after it has been exposed to air. […]

An Overview of Ethyl Alcohol

Ethyl alcohol (C2 H5OH; also known as ethanol), is a clear and colorless liquid that has burning and acrid taste and distinct pleasant odor. Ethyl alcohol is alcohol that is found in most alcoholic beverages such as wine, beer and brandy. Ethanol has been utilized as a liquid indicator in thermometers and antifreeze fluids for […]