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3a alcohol

German translation: Spiritus, vergällter Alkohol, denaturierter Alkohol

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English term or phrase:3a alcohol
German translation:Spiritus, vergällter Alkohol, denaturierter Alkohol
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07:53 May 9, 2002
English to German translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: 3a alcohol
I know now why my chemistry teacher didn't think I was really brilliant - here I'm stuck with a simple question, what is 3A alcohol? Here is the context:
"INDUSTRIAL METHYLATED SPIRITS, ACETONE, 3A ALCOHOL, and TETRAHYDROFURAN are FLAMMABLE."

Thanks for any help!
LegalTrans D
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Spiritus, vergällter Alkohol, denaturierter Alkohol
Explanation:
The link below provides detailed information by what additives this alcohol is denaturated. In general context, I'd use "Spiritus", in more specific context one of the other translations might be more suitable.

Hope that helps!

P.S.: I hold a Ph.D. in chemistry...
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Dr. Stephan Pietzko
Canada
Local time: 07:09
Grading comment
Thanks, Doc! Life could be so simple if it weren't for acronyms.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Spiritus, vergällter Alkohol, denaturierter Alkohol


Explanation:
The link below provides detailed information by what additives this alcohol is denaturated. In general context, I'd use "Spiritus", in more specific context one of the other translations might be more suitable.

Hope that helps!

P.S.: I hold a Ph.D. in chemistry...


    Reference: http://www.aaper.com/sd3a200.html
Dr. Stephan Pietzko
Canada
Local time: 07:09
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 143
Grading comment
Thanks, Doc! Life could be so simple if it weren't for acronyms.

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