Sources like Wikipedia and SolubilityOfThings say that copper (II) acetate is soluble in alcohol.

Does that mean any alcohol, or does "alcohol" in this context mean ethanol?

  • $\begingroup$ Well, unless noted otherwise it should mean that. This compound should be also soluble in methanol or glycol, but not in long chain alcohols. $\endgroup$
    – Mithoron
    Apr 22, 2017 at 21:30
  • $\begingroup$ Sound like they meant ethanol, but the substance will be soluble in other alcohols too. $\endgroup$
    – Olena K.
    Apr 23, 2017 at 1:49

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The term "alcohol", without modification (i.e. "propyl" alcohol, etc.), in the context of something like a solubility table, almost always refers to ethanol (as it does in your sources for copper (II) acetate solubility).

Note, for example, that both pubchem and Wikipedia list alcohol as a synonym for ethanol. This is not the case for other alcohols like isopropanol.


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