Problem: Consider the combustion of liquid methanol, CH 3OH (l):CH3OH (l) + 3/2 O2 (g) → CO2 (g) + 2 H2O (l)     ΔH = -726.5 kJ(d) 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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Consider the combustion of liquid methanol, CH 3OH (l):

CH3OH (l) + 3/2 O2 (g) → CO2 (g) + 2 H2O (l)     ΔH = -726.5 kJ

(d) 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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