Problem: Methanol (CH3OH) has been suggested as a fuel to replace gasoline. Write a balanced equation for the combustion of methanol.

FREE Expert Solution

From the problem, the given combustion reaction is:

CH3OH + O2 → CO2 + H2O

(methanol)

This equation is not yet balanced. To balance it, we have to make sure that the number of elements on both sides is equal.

Problem Details

Methanol (CH3OH) has been suggested as a fuel to replace gasoline. Write a balanced equation for the combustion of methanol.