# What is the a balanced chemical equation for the combust of liquid methanol (CH_3OH)?

Feb 1, 2017

${H}_{3} C O H \left(l\right) + \frac{3}{2} {O}_{2} \left(g\right) \rightarrow C {O}_{2} \left(g\right) + 2 {H}_{2} O \left(l\right)$

#### Explanation:

Alcohols combust to give carbon dioxide and water, and the reaction is represented accordingly.

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