Mystery Molecule 3

It’s been a little while since Mystery Molecule 2 and the original Mystery Molecule, so here’s another one to have some fun puzzling out from the following clues!

  • It is made up of 3 different types of atoms
  • Each molecule of it contains a total of 9 atoms
  • It is a polar molecule and widely used as a solvent
  • You can find it both on the dinner table and on the shelf of disinfectants as well as a fuel additive
  • It boils at a lower temperature than water, but higher than that of chloroform
  • It is about 20% less dense than water
  • Inhalation of it can cause coughing, headaches, dizziness and drowsiness
  • It was first isolated in a pure form in the year 1100
  • It contains a hydroxyl group


If you can guess or get some help from Google, comment below on what you think it is!

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