Combustion (burning) of octane, C8H18:
C8H18(l) + 25/2 O2(g) → 8 CO2(g) + 9 H2O(l) ΔHrxn = -5074 kJ/mol
Combustion (burning) of methanol, CH3OH:
Methanol (CH3 OH) has been suggested as a fuel to replace gasoline.
How does methanol compare to octane with respect to global warming?
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