Using Alcohol as a Disinfectant and Antiseptic


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The ideal concentration of alcohol for microbicidal activity is?

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1. The two most commonly used types of alcohol for disinfection and antisepsis are?

2. Methanol is also known as:

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about using alcohol as a disinfectant and antiseptic. This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the ideal concentration for microbicidal activity and another name for methanol.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Ideal concentration of alcohol for microbicidal activity
  • Two most common types of alcohols for disinfection and antisepsis
  • Methanol
  • Process where a protein is unfolded
  • Something alcohol cannot destroy

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related alcohol lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the uses of methanol
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the most common types of alcohol for disinfection purposes

Additional Learning

To learn more about alcohol, review the lesson called Using Alcohol as a Disinfectant and Antiseptic. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Identify the different types of alcohol
  • Review the process where alcohol causes proteins to lose their higher-order structure
  • Understand the ideal concentrations of alcohol for microbicidal activity
  • Explain the use of sterilants