Constant-Volume Calorimetry Video Lessons

Concept: Heat of Combustion

# 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.)   Calculate the heat produced by combustion per liter of methanol. Methanol has a density of 0.791 g/mL.

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MM of methanol is 32.04 g

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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.)

Calculate the heat produced by combustion per liter of methanol. Methanol has a density of 0.791 g/mL.