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“Traces of a liquid were discovered in a bottle believed to contain perfume belonging to Queen Hatshepsut, ruler of Egypt over 3500 years ago. Perfumes were made by dissolving plant extracts containing pleasant smelling terpenes and esters in edible oil. A little ethanol and water may also have been added.Using your knowledge of chemistry, comment on the possible smell(s) when such a bottle is opened after being stored for thousands of years”
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Can someone help me with this open ended question?

“Traces of a liquid were discovered in a bottle believed to contain perfume belonging to Queen Hatshepsut, ruler of Egypt over 3500 years ago. Perfumes were made by dissolving plant extracts containing pleasant smelling terpenes and esters in edible oil. A little ethanol and water may also have been added.Using your knowledge of chemistry, comment on the possible smell(s) when such a bottle is opened after being stored for thousands of years”
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Ethanol can be used as a preservative.
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Ethanol can be used as a preservative.
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is this on Chemistry CFE higher
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