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Problem: Ethanol (CH3CH2OH) is being used as a gasoline additive or alternative in many parts of the world.(d) “Greener” methods produce ethanol from corn and other plant material, but the main industrial method involves hydrating ethylene from petroleum. Use Lewis structures and bond energies to calculate ΔH°rxn for the formation of gaseous ethanol from ethylene gas with water vapor.

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Ethanol (CH3CH2OH) is being used as a gasoline additive or alternative in many parts of the world.

(d) “Greener” methods produce ethanol from corn and other plant material, but the main industrial method involves hydrating ethylene from petroleum. Use Lewis structures and bond energies to calculate ΔH°rxn for the formation of gaseous ethanol from ethylene gas with water vapor.

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