We’re being asked to explain why the given reaction uses elevated temperatures.
We will check the spontaneity of the given reaction:
CH3OH( l ) + CO( g ) → CH3COOH( l )
Acetic acid can be manufactured by combining methanol with carbon monoxide, an example of a carbonylation reaction:
CH3 OH( l ) + CO( g ) → CH3 COOH( l )
Why are elevated temperatures used?