C6H12O6[tex]\rightarrow[/tex] 3CO2 + 3CH4 [tex]\Delta[/tex]H = -132 kJmol-1
C6H12O6[tex]\rightarrow[/tex] 2CO2 + 2C2H5OH [tex]\Delta[/tex]H = -68 kJmol-1
1. Calculate the oxidation number of carbon in each of the products of the first reaction.
2. Comment on the relative advantages and disadvantages of these 2 types of fermentation as sources of fuel from glucose.
The Attempt at a Solution
1. i found carbon to be at an oxidation state of +4 in the products of the first reaction.
2. the first reaction releases more energy than the second one. it is more exothermic.
the second part contains 3 marks, so i think i need 2 more points, but i can't find anything more.