Consider the combustion of liquid methanol, CH3OH(l):
CH3OH(l) + 3/2O2 (g) → CO2 (g) + 2H2O(l), ΔH = - 726.5 kJ
If the reaction were written to produce H2O(g) instead of H2O(l), would you expect the magnitude of ΔH to increase, decrease, or stay the same? Explain.
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