Products from Oil
Alcohols - Combustion.
will react with
oxygen both in combustion
and in the formation of carboxylic acids.
The combustion of ethanol occurs on a large scale
in some countries. The reactions for
the combustion of other alcohols are given below.
methanol + oxygen carbon dioxide + water
2CH3OH(l) + 3O2(g) 2CO2(g) + 4H2O(l)
propanol + oxygen carbon dioxide + water
2C3H7OH(l) + 9O2(g) 6CO2(g) + 8H2O(l)
butanol + oxygen carbon dioxide + water
C4H9OH(l) + 6O2(g) 4CO2(g) + 5H2O(l)
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