What is the enthalpy of the reaction 2CO2 + 3H2O --> C2H5OH + 3O2?

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Dec 9, 2015

Answer:

This is not a chemical reaction that is known to occur.

Explanation:

Even given that this reaction does not reflect reality, the enthalpy of the reaction could still be calculated by the use of standard enthalpies of formation of water, and ethanol, and carbon dioxide.

As written, the reaction would be strongly endothermic.