Methanol Synthesis

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I have chosen to produce a report on the compound Methanol. In this report I will discuss the industrial synthesis, main uses, demand, origins, availability, cost and environmental impact of methanol.
Methanol is also widely known as methyl alcohol or wood alcohol. The chemical formula for methanol is CH3OH. Methanol is a light, colourless and flammable liquid that isn’t fit for human consumption due to its highly toxicnature.

Methanol is also known as wood alcohol because it used to be produced as a by-product of the distillation of wood. However, for modern-day methanol production synthesis gas is used.
The synthesis gas must have carbon monoxide and hydrogen gas as its main components. The formation of

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