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The conversion of coal to gas results in the production of synthesis gas. Synthesis gas is a mixture of?

CH4 and H2.

CO and H2.

C and H2O.

CH4 and H2O.

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  • 10 months ago
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    you have to declare the method of conversion. There must be a reactant to gasify the coal. C must combine with something to make a gas that will be stable at lower temperatures and pressures. One likely possibility of a closed system gasification would be formation of H2 via reduction and formation of CO via oxidation, assuming you have sources of H and O around (such as steam, H2O). The purpose of the gasification would be the production of a combustible gas, after all, so you would likely either target formation of H2 (as above) or CH4 (methane) when you start with C(solid), but that formation of methane would most readily derive from employing H2 itself as the reactant and thus would not have the benefit of creating gas from non-gas (not a lot of point to making CH4 when you already have gaseous H2).

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  • 10 months ago

    CO and H2

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    It’s a mixture of nothing

    • Darby
      Lv 6
      10 months agoReport

      This kid is a 16yo who is home schooled. Need I say more?

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