Problem: Methanol (CH3OH) is used as a fuel in race cars.Write a balanced equation for the combustion of liquid methanol in air, assuming H2O(g) as a product.        

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We are asked to write a balanced equation for the combustion of liquid methanol in air, assuming H2O(g) as a product.


Combustion

  • Reactant: O2
  • Products: CO2 + H2O


CH3OH + O2 → CO2 + H2O

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Methanol (CH3OH) is used as a fuel in race cars.

Write a balanced equation for the combustion of liquid methanol in air, assuming H2O(g) as a product.        

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