Ethanol is an additive in gasoline because it burns clean and gives off a tremendous amount of energy. It is one of the renewable energy sources being looked at to replace oil and gas as our main energy resources.

Ethanol is grain alcohol and is made from corn. It is extremely flammable. When it burns, it gives off energy, carbon dioxide and water. Watch this simple demonstration to see the explosive properties of ethanol.

**This science demonstration is done for educational purposes but not to do at home. Check with your chemistry teacher for more information.

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