We’re being asked to calculate the moles of methanol (CH3OH), which will be formed by 4.5 mol CO with 7.2 mol H2. Since H2 is in excess, we can simply ignore it in our calculations. The flow for this problem will be like this:
Moles of CO (mole-to-mole comparison) → Moles of CH3OH
Methanol, CH3OH, is produced from the reaction of carbon monoxide and hydrogen: CO(g) + 2H2(g) ⟶CH3OH(l)
How many moles of methanol can be produced when 4.5 mol of CO reacts with 7.2 mol of H 2?
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