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Homework Help: Producing Methane from Hydrogen

  1. May 30, 2008 #1
    Puting aside politics and energy considerations, what is the chemistry of producing Methane from Hydrogen? What catalyst or special equipment would be needed? Thanks
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  3. May 30, 2008 #2
    Are you sure you wanna produce methane from hydrogen, and not the opposite?!
  4. May 30, 2008 #3


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    Check making gasoline from coal (gasification), while that's not exactly the same, similar methods apply.
  5. Jun 2, 2008 #4


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    One could take hydrogen and CO2 and react it in the following manner (search "water gas shift"):

    CO + H2O <---> CO2 + H2

    and combine it in the following sequence (search "Fischer-Tropsch"):

    (2n+1)H2 + nCO → CnH(2n+2) + nH2O
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