Why does alcohol have a big and fast reaction to increasing and decreasing temperatures?
Please answer today becuz I need to present my science fair project tomorrow and itz really late (for me sins i hav 2 get up at 6!!!!)
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Alcohol slows your metabolism and therefore your body heat drops. It doesn't raise your temperature, although you might get hot flashes and it feels like it.
- Mike1942fLv 71 decade ago
If you mean in a thermometer (not in a body) it is because it has a high coefficient of expansion, changing size a lot with each degree of temperature change.
grain alcohol 1.12 E - 3/° C or 112 E-5/°C
water 2.1 E – 5/°C
or alcohol expands at over 50 times the rate of water
- Anonymous4 years ago