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What is the balanced equation for the complete combustion of methanol?

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2011-02-28 22:34:00
2011-02-28 22:34:00

The balanced equation for the combustion of methanol is:

CH3OH (l)+ 3/2O2(g) -> CO2 (g)+ 2H2O(g)

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CH30H + 1.502 -> CO2 + 2H20

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2CH3OH + 3O2 ------> 2CO2 + 4H2O

Methanol reacts with the oxygen in air when it is burned. 2CH3OH + 3O2 ---> 2CO2 + 4H2O

They don't react with each other the simply mixed and form a solution.

Molar heat of combustion of methanol = -725.9 kJ/mol CH3OH

CH3OH + [O] ---> CH2O +H20(where [O] stands for the oxygen in an oxidising agent)

2CH3OH + 3O2 --> 2CO2 + 4H2O is the balanced equation for the combustion of methanol. It says that you get twice as many moles of water as you get carbon dioxide. 3.25 mol x 2 = 6.50 mol

This is a combustion reaction methanol + oxygen -> carbon dioxide + water vapor (This is the formula for a complete combustion and there is a fuel methanol reacting with oxygen to create carbon dioxide and water vapor)

As with any combustion reaction you need to include oxygen. The full equation for methanol combustion is: CH3OH + 2 O2 --> CO2 + 2 H2O

Balanced equation first. 2CH4O + 3O2 -> 2CO2 + 4H2O 23.5 moles methanol (3 moles O2/2 mole CH4O) = 35.3 moles oxygen needed --------------------------------------

Well, water is H2o and methanol is CH3OH

The chemical equation for methanol burning in oxygen is:2 CH3OH + 3 O2 = 2 CO2 + 4 H2O

The combustion of methanol to form products of H2O and CO2 do not have as much of an energy change compared to methane and a result methanol releases less energy compared to methane. The more negative an enthalpy change is, the more heat it is going to release.

Symbol Equation- 2CH3OH+3O2-->2C02+4H20

Most of the hydrocarbons used in spirit burners are very aromatic not least because a spirit burner does not allow for complete combustion of longer chained molecules such as petrol or paraffin.If you were to use a smaller chained fuel such as methanol or ethanol there will be more complete combustion and less aromatic waste produced.

Combustion is a chemical change. You would expect methanol to be fully oxidised to CO2 and water. Any residue could may be due to impurities or more likely to incomplete combustion which produced sooty carbon residues.

Methanol + oxygen --> carbon dioxide + water.Carbon dioxide and water are the usual products, but carbon and/or carbon monoxide may be formed if the supply of oxygen is restricted.

... will also result in formation of carbon monoxide, formaldehyde (methanal), methanol, carbon black.

Methanol + Oxygen => Carbon Dioxide + Water CH4O + O2 => CO2 + H2O


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