As titled, I wish to know if glycerol/glycerin is soluble in ethanol (not soluble, slightly soluble, very soluble)

  • $\begingroup$ Since this is homework, you should give your opinion and reason. We will then give you information. $\endgroup$
    – LDC3
    Nov 16, 2014 at 14:33
  • $\begingroup$ I imagine that it is indeed soluble, since ethanol is weakly polar and glycerol is also polar. However i just want to be sure of this, as ethanol is, as said, weakly polar. $\endgroup$
    – Clara
    Nov 16, 2014 at 14:49
  • $\begingroup$ I did a search with Google with the words "glycerol ethanol solubility" and came up with this: sbioinformatics.com/design_thesis/Glycerol/… $\endgroup$
    – LDC3
    Nov 16, 2014 at 15:12

1 Answer 1


As LDC3 indicated above here it states that "Glycerol is completely soluble in water and alcohol." So, this is correct, as also indicated here.

Now, for the reason this happens it is most likely because of its 3 hydroxyl groups ($-OH$) and the fact that it is a polar molecule.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.