unit of alcohol

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unit of alcohol

A measure of alcohol equal to 8 g of pure ethanol, which is roughly a half-pint of beer, a glass of table wine, sherry or port, or one measure (shot) of spirits.

Calculation of Units of Alcohol
Volume of beverage 
X  % alcohol in beverage 
X  0.79 (specific gravity of alcohol)
               = grams of alcohol
divided by 8
              = Unit of alcohol
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