# Problem: Consider the combustion of liquid methanol, CH3OH(l): CH3OH(l) + 3/2 O2 (g) → CO2(g) + 2 H2O(l), ΔH = –726.5kJBalance the forward reaction with whole-number coefficients. What is ΔH for the reaction represented by this equation?

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Given: CH3OH(l) + 3/2 O2 (g) → CO2(g) + 2 H2O(l), ΔH = –726.5 kJ

Balancing the forward reaction with whole-number coefficients:

[ CH3OH(l) + 3/2 O2 (g) → CO2(g) + 2 H2O(l) ] x 2

2 CH3OH(l) + 3 O2 (g) → 2 CO2(g) + 4 H2O(l)

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Consider the combustion of liquid methanol, CH3OH(l): CH3OH(l) + 3/2 O2 (g) → CO2(g) + 2 H2O(l), ΔH = –726.5kJ

Balance the forward reaction with whole-number coefficients. What is ΔH for the reaction represented by this equation?

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