How many grams of # CH_3OH# can be made from 23.12 g of #CO# and 8.323 of #H_2#?
We need (i) a stoichiometric equation........
And (ii) equivalent quantities of carbon monoxide and dihydrogen.
Clearly, the dihydrogen is in stoichiometric excess, and at most we can make
And thus, maximum quantity of methyl alcohol,
The mixture of carbon monoxide and dihydrogen is called syngas. This is usually used directly without conversion to methyl alcohol.