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how methanol is formed from carbon and water

Asked by enterprise.admin1 | 19 Jun, 2019, 09:46: PM
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1) From carbon in the form of wood:
Methanol is formerly prepared by destructive distillation of wood (Carbon).
 
2) From water gas: Commercially methanol is formed by a catalytic reaction of a mixture of carbon monoxide (CO) with hydrogen gas (H2) in the presence of the catalyst and under high temperature and pressure. But this mixture of CO and  H2 is obtained from the partial burning of coal in the presence of water.
 
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