### Alcohol proof general calculation

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Express 3 gallons of 60 v/v alcohol in terms of the number of proof gallons. Click on the button below to see the answer and explanations

lb equals 3.6 g kg

Alcohol proof is defined as twice the volume percentage of ethanol (measured at 60 °F)
Example 1: At 80 proof (40% alcohol) would be 0.8 proof gallons per gallon of liquid.
Example 2: At 125 proof (87.5% alcohol), a gallon of liquid would be 1.25 proof gallons
Thus, 60 % v/v percent will be 2 × 60 = 120 proof, which is 1.2 proof gallons per gallon of liquid.
This is a volume expansion or concentration dilution type problem. The essential formula is Q_1C_1 = Q_2C_2.
Here,

Q_1 = initial quantity = 3\quadGal.
C_1 = initial concentration = 60 %v/v
Q_2 = final quantity = ?\quad Gal.
C_2 = final concentration = 50%v/v

Therefore, rearranging the formula, we get:
Q_2 = (Q_1×C_1)/(C_2) therefore Q_2 = (3 × 60) /50=3.6 proof gallons, Ans.