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

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  • $\begingroup$ Since this is homework, you should give your opinion and reason. We will then give you information. $\endgroup$ – LDC3 Nov 16 '14 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 '14 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 '14 at 15:12
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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.

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