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Methanol process

  1. Apr 15, 2007 #1
    Methanol, CH3OH, is synthesised on a commercial scale by pumping a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen through a reaction vessel containing a mixture of CR2O3 and ZnO. In the reaction vessel, equilibrium is reached according to the equation CO + 2H2 CH3OH

    Suggest two methods whereby the equilibium yield of methanol from this process could be increased.

    Please help me, i've been stuck on this problem for 45 minutes!
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  3. Apr 16, 2007 #2


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    Use LeChat's principle.
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