Problem: Methanol (CH3OH) is used as a fuel in race cars.You may want to reference (Pages 187 - 190) Section 5.7 while completing this problem.Write a balanced equation for the combustion of liquid methanol in air, assuming H2O(g) as a product.  Calculate the standard enthalpy change for the combustion of 1 mol of liquid methanol, assuming H2O(g) as a product. (Refer to Appendix C (Pages 1088 - 1091) to find the respective standard enthalpies of formation.)        

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We are asked to calculate the standard enthalpy change for the combustion of 1 mol of liquid methanol, assuming H2O(g) as a product.


Balanced reaction: 

C2H5OH(l) + 3 O2(g) → 2 CO2(g) + 3 H2O(l)


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

You may want to reference (Pages 187 - 190) Section 5.7 while completing this problem.

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

Calculate the standard enthalpy change for the combustion of 1 mol of liquid methanol, assuming H2O(g) as a product. (Refer to Appendix C (Pages 1088 - 1091) to find the respective standard enthalpies of formation.)        

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