Problem: Use the average bond enthalpies in the table to estimate H for the combustion of methanol.

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Combustion of methanol will appear as:

2CH3OH + 3O2 → 2CO2 + 4H2O

Calculate ΔHrxn by accounting the bonds in the product and reactants:

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Use the average bond enthalpies in the table to estimate H for the combustion of methanol.

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