Ethyl Alcohol - What is it?
Ethyl Alcohol - Sources
Absorption of Ethyl
Distribution of Ethyl
Alcohol in the Body
Metabolism of Ethyl
Effects on Organ Function
Maternal Drinking and
Effect of Alcohol on
Effect of Alcohol on the
Definitions of Substance
Use, Abuse and Dependence
Early Research about
Alcohol and the Brain
||Most of us like
to drink a beer to cool off, party, put
down a shot of liquor, enjoy ourselves
with a drink. The alcohol makes us feel
good, loosens us up and is a lot of fun.
in the background for some is the fact
that alcohol is dangerous and addicting
and the over consumption of the person
with the disease of alcoholism leads to
erratic behavior and loss of health and
ChemCases.com unit looks at the chemistry of
beverage alcohol (ethyl alcohol) through the eyes
of a General Chemistry student.
The molecular shape
and structure of ethyl alcohol gives it water and
fat solubility, makes it a fuel that the body
oxidizes in the liver, and we now know that
alcohol participates in modifying critical
pathways in our brain chemistry.
Follow the pathways
on the concept map below, or study through the
units in numerical sequence to learn about "Ethyl Alcohol,
Chemistry and You".
Become involved in
the problems of alcohol through the Case Study.