Have you ever wanted to make your own bourbon? Don’t! The process might be relatively simple- heat a fermented liquid and keep only the boiled alcohol – but it is dangerous and illegal without a license. This video discusses how to separate one type of liquid from a slurry of others through boiling points and the intermolecular forces that influence them. #whiskey #distilling #chemistry You might also like: The Science of Kombucha: 🤍youtu.be/YxARRckS9dA Better Pizza Through Chemistry: 🤍youtu.be/m30YnuF9vUc Making Drinking Water From Sewage: 🤍youtu.be/X9fAoyjjX6M Why They Don’t Make Grade B Maple Syrup Anymore: 🤍youtu.be/nSRCDiKMEJc Credits: Executive Producers: Hilary Hudson Producers: Elaine Seward Andrew Sobey Darren Weaver Writer/Host: Sophia Roberts Scientific consultants: Leila Duman, PhD William Parsons, OhD Brianne Raccor, PhD James Chickos, PhD Sources: Distillation 🤍chem.libretexts.org/Ancillary_Materials/Laboratory_Experiments/Wet_Lab_Experiments/Organic_Chemistry_Labs/Misc/Distillation 2.2:Distillation 🤍chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Organic_Chemistry/Book%3A_How_to_be_a_Successful_Organic_Chemist_(Sandtorv)/02%3A_COMMON_ORGANIC_CHEMISTRY_LABORATORY_TECHNIQUES/2.02%3A_Distillation Distillation 🤍chem.libretexts.org/Ancillary_Materials/Laboratory_Experiments/Wet_Lab_Experiments/Organic_Chemistry_Labs/Misc/Distillation 10.22: Distillation 🤍chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/General_Chemistry/Book%3A_ChemPRIME_(Moore_et_al.)/10%3A_Solids_Liquids_and_Solutions/10.22%3A_Distillation 3.S: Functional Groups (Summary) 🤍chem.libretexts.org/Courses/Georgia_Southern_University/CHEM_1152%3A_Survey_of_Chemistry_II_(GSU_-_Dr._Osborne)/03%3A_Organic_Nomenclature_-_Functional_Groups/3.S%3A_Functional_Groups_(Summary) 8.14: Alcohols 🤍chem.libretexts.org/Courses/University_of_North_Texas/UNT%3A_CHEM_1410_-_General_Chemistry_for_Science_Majors_I/Text/08%3A_Properties_of_Organic_Compounds/8.14%3A_Alcohols 2.11: Intermolecular Forces and Relative Boiling Points (bp) 🤍chem.libretexts.org/Bookshelves/Organic_Chemistry/Map%3A_Organic_Chemistry_(Wade)/02%3A_Structure_and_Properties_of_Organic_Molecules/2.11%3A_Intermolecular_Forces_and_Relative_Boiling_Points_(bp) Distillation 🤍chem.libretexts.org/Ancillary_Materials/Laboratory_Experiments/Wet_Lab_Experiments/Organic_Chemistry_Labs/Misc/Distillation Overview of Distilled Spirits 🤍pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/bk-2019-1321.ch011 6 - Chemical Constituents of Grapes and Wine 🤍🤍sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780123736468500093
"Structurally it is very similar to ethanol, but it's a poison."
Is there a reason you didn't mention that ethanol is also a poison? 😅
I am going to be very disappointed it this video repeats the methanol myth.
Aaaaand there we go, repeating the methanol myth. So disappointed.
I’m curious what happens to the heads and tails? Do these have uses? Are these discarded as waste?
This is the explanation I needed!
Distillation is the core of chemical engineering
Great to have you on the show, I learned a lot from this video. Greetings from Sweden.
I am loving the new host! I can't wait to see more of her videos.
I'll stick to drinking it.
Can't believe you made a 14 minute video when a one sentence answer would have sufficed. "Alcohol vapors are flammable and the product could be contaminated with methanol"
In eastern Europe it's pretty much a tradition to have at least one distillery per household ;) You can easily buy those in your local DIY shop.
Forgot the legal reason why you cannot distill alcohol at home. However, get a fuel distillation permit.
How can you not love chemistry.
Cool video, Sophia is a great host!
If you want a really interesting look at the effects of methanol poisoning, there's a really interesting book/documentary called the "poisoners handbook" that goes into the early years of the science of forensics in New York
This methanol bs is old old ancient stuff, please do som research
Because the government can't lose money lol
You can legally make your own alcohol in Australia at home. The title of this video should have mentioned where it's illegal. And why explain how alcohol is made with a irrelevant title?
Welcome to the channel! Great first video. :D
"Nonessential components" you know, like literal poison.