2 CH3OH (l) + 3 O2 (g) → 2 CO2 (g) + 4 H2O (g)
C 2 2
H 8 8
O 8 8
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.
Calculate the mass of CO2 produced per kJ of heat emitted.
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