The chemical reactions of some substances / Homemade apparatus / Professor's Advice


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Studiot
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Dec3-12, 05:28 AM
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Btw, I don't know what you mean energetics in the generation of alcohol.
Well this is the chemistry forum.

Even if you don't know the chemical reactions involved you can calculate how much energy you have to input to convert four molecules of water and two of carbon dioxide to two of methanol and and three of oxygen.
You can obtain the necessary information to do this from standard tables, your thesis supervisor should be able to help.
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Dec3-12, 05:40 AM
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Oh, sir why alcohol? I am a petroleum engineering student. Is it possible for gasoline? And what is its significance for me to calculate the energy required?
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Dec3-12, 05:49 AM
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Oh, sir why alcohol? I am a petroleum engineering student. Is it possible for gasoline? And what is its significance for me to calculate the energy required?
Because you mentioned methanol!

You will have to do this for various chemical compounds and see which is the best to produce.

You do realise that you have to input energy to achieve your goal?
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Mar15-13, 05:57 PM
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Don't expect them to provide you with all the details - after all, they are working on a technology that they hope to sell or license.


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