MadSci Network: Microbiology

Subject: why is 70% ethanol an effective disinfectant?

Date: Thu May 3 08:44:33 2001
Posted by Ruth
Grade level: grad (science) School: University of the Philippines
City: Los Banos State/Province: Laguna Country: Philippines
Area of science: Microbiology
ID: 988893873.Mi

Microbiologists use 70% ethanol as a common laboratory disinfectant, among 
others. I am only wondering why it has to be 70%? Why not 95%? 

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