C₁₂H₂₂O₁₁ + H₂O → 4 CH₃CH₂OH + 4 CO₂↑
Since ethyl alcohol is a liquid, it can be compared to the water-soluble urine produced by other, more complex, animals.
Never Drink Alcohol Again?Somehow, I doubt this will stop many persons from drinking beer, wine, or liquor! As squeamish as we may be about what is in our food, what is in our alcoholic beverages is unlikely to deter those who partake. In fact, at this very moment, I am enjoying a glass of red wine.
Oxidized Yeast UrineOh. By the way… Did you know that alcohol, if not preserved, turns to vinegar? Yes, vinegar or acetic acid is the end product of sugar fermentation if bacteria are allowed to reach the alcohol. So, even if you don’t drink alcohol, you haven’t escaped. Vinegar is oxidized yeast urine. Chemically, the reaction is termed oxidation. Here is the chemical process:
CH₃CH₂OH + O₂ → CH₃COOH + H₂OReferences: ← Back to Food-Health