Glycerol

Glycerol is a small molecule with three alcohol groups. It is a basic building block of fats and oils. Thick sweet liquid used in the manufacture of explosives.


Symbol
C3H8O3

Uses
Sweet Principle from oils and fats

Also known as
Propan-1,2,3-triol, glycerin, glycerine, propanetriol, 1,2,3-trihydroxypropane

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Atomic / Molecular Weight 92.09 gmol-1Clip
Density 1261 kgm-3Clip
Melting Point 290.9 KClip
Boiling Point 563 KClip
Flash Point 449 KClip
Specific heat capacity 2400 Jkg-1K-1Clip
Latent heat of evaporation 830000 Jkg-1Clip
Thermal conductivity 0.27 Wm-1K-1Clip
Refractive index 1.473 at 589.3nm 101.3kPa 0CClip
Dielectric constant 56 Clip
Bulk Modulus of Rigidity 4030000000 Nm-2Clip
Surface Tension 0.063 Nm-1Clip
Viscosity 1.495 Nsm-2Clip
Kinematic Viscosity 1.18462757527734E-03 m2s-1Clip
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See also: Triglyceride.

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Subjects: Chemistry