Essays Tagged: "Methanol"

Esterification - Synthesis of Methyl Benzoate

ABSTRACTThis experiment was conducted to synthesize methyl benzoate form benzoic acid and methanol by using the Fischer esterification method. The Fischer exterification technique is utilize ... ue to the simplified synthesis and safety parameters of the overall reaction. Both benzoic acid and methanol are relatively cheap to obtain from a commercial source as well as being easy to store with ...

(5 pages) 19193 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Informative speech outline for communication's class. This is about the dangers of alcohol.

oting a family of organic chemicals with common properties. Members of this family include ethanol, methanol, isopropanol, and others. This introduction discusses the physical, chemical, and physiolog ...

(2 pages) 442 1 4.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Linguistics

Why I think Methanol would be the best fuel for the future

Why I think Methanol would be the best fuel for the futureI have been asked to find out which fuel would be best ... trol in a motor vehicle.The fuel that i think would be best to replace petrol in a motor vehicle is Methanol, there are many reasons for this and i have a listed them below.Methanol is a liquid fuel m ... e a sythesis gas, which is then dfed into a reactor vessel in the presence of a catalyst to produce methanol and water vapour.There is clearly a race on for the fuel for the future, i think Methanol i ...

(5 pages) 89 2 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Investigate the amount of energy released when different fuels burn

estigation I will be burning alcohol's to heat up a can of water. I will be burning four alcohol's, methanol, ethanol, propanol and butanol. The aim is to find out how much energy is produced when bur ... .· The type of alcohol used.The formulae of the alcohols that I will be using are...· Methanol C H OH· Ethanol C H OH· Propanol C H OH· Butanol C H OHPredictionI pre ...

(5 pages) 35 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Alternative Fuels: Why are they Likely to Fail?

many alternate fuels have been created including biodiesel, ethanol, hydrogen (used in fuel cells), methanol, natural gas(compressed natural gas/ liquefied natural gas), propane (liquefied petroleum g ...

(3 pages) 122 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Fuels for the Future

dence on petroleum and this has consequently driven the shift to alternative fuels such as ethanol, methanol, electricity, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), bio-diesel, hydrogen, compressed natural gas ( ...

(6 pages) 231 0 1.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

The New Batteries: Micro Fuel Cells...(essay written for Design & Technology)

yte membrane (PEM) fuel cell thatproduces electricity electrochemically, by reacting hydrogen or methanol with oxygen.The reaction reproduces the chemistry of combustion, but runs "cool", at jus ... ure Technology in Clayton, Victoria, has already developed working prototypes of both hydrogen- and methanol-powered micro fuel cells, and aims to have commercial versions ready for market as early as ...

(4 pages) 18 0 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Assessment for Lotus Rental Car's on the feasibility of adding alternative fuel vehicles to the fleet

hing.)I cannot find anything to back this up. These alternative fuels include electricity, ethanol, methanol, natural gas (methane), Liquefied Petroleum Gas, hydrogen, propane and reformulated and oxy ...

(3 pages) 145 0 3.4 Jan/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies

Position Paper

was interrupted by either a power jolt or even an extreme change in weather condition effecting the methanol or ethanol. In 1993 there was a circumstance in a rural area of Pennsylvania when a certain ...

(3 pages) 25 0 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

To detemine the heat of combustion of ethanol and methanol. Procedures and conclusion.

EXPERIMENTAIM: To determine the experimental heat of combustion of methanol (CH3OH) and ethanol (CH3CH2OH). To decide which would be a better choice to take on a campi ... n a camping trip.MATERIALS: 1 Copper container 1 Clamp1 Spirit Lamp with Wick Ethanol1 Retort Stand Methanol1 Box of Matches Water1 Electronic Balance ThermometerPROCEDURE:Firstly, Measure the weight ... ed to the retort stand.Fourthly, Measure the weight of the spirit burner containing known amount of Methanol (CH3OH).Fifthly, Measure the initial temperature of the water with the thermometer. Then li ...

(5 pages) 15 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) Issues

a blending component in gasolines.•It is an oxygenate manufactured by the chemical reaction of methanol and isobutylene.•It is a volatile2.MTBE's characteristics•Flamable.•Colorles ...

(2 pages) 12 0 3.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

The Fuel Cell

Drive ecologically friendly without emissions, with clean and renewable fuel like methanol or hydrogen, with automobiles just as comfortable, fast and secure as usual - all this will ... us and thus needs voluminous tanks and special gas stations. Using a liquid hydrogen reservoir like methanol - "methanolized" hydrogen - as fuel, has the advantage that it can be handled similar to pe ...

(6 pages) 16 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Absorptionsspektrum Der Chlorophylle

Erlenmeyerkolben (250 ml) - Heizplatte - A.d.- Scheidetrichter - Methanol - Benzin - Pipette - Quarzküvetten - Spektralphotomete ... rfen.2.Schritt: Die 15gr Boretschblätter werden in einen Erlenmeyerkolben gegeben und mit 80ml Methanol versetzt.3. Schritt: Anschließend wird der Erlenmeyerkolben in einem Wasserbad 5min e ...

(3 pages) 1676 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Is Biodiesel a viable alternative to petroleum for tucks and buses?

process called transesterification is used. This is when the fat is purified and then reacted with methanol (CH3OH) or ethanol (CH3CH2OH) in the presence of a catalyst (a substance that increases the ... ification, is more environmentally friendly and it is sustainable.Fatty AcidsGlycerolVegetable Oil3 MethanolsBiodieselGlycerinCatalyst

(3 pages) 21 0 5.0 Aug/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Fuels of the Future.

the world and by giving away money to the right people Standard Oil became the standard.Bio fuel is methanol or ethanol that can be used in internal combustion engines and with minor modifications to ...

(6 pages) 35 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

DNA Extraction from Strawberries; Alcohols

alcohol would create more DNA precipitate than the other. For this the primary alcohols used were; methanol and ethanol, and the secondary alcohol was; isopropyl. Of this the secondary alcohol, isopr ... y or secondary, has on the quantity of DNA extracted from strawberries.The results should show that methanol and ethanol would have similar results due to both being primary alcohols. Isopropyl would ...

(7 pages) 6578 0 5.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology


is to determine the type of reaction that occurred during the procedure.Compound 1 was found to be methanol. It is the simplest alcohol. It is colorless, flammable, and a liquid with a distinctive od ... ctronegativity de-shields the hydrogen that is attached to it. It was concluded that compound 1 was methanol.Referring to Table 1a, compound B, and Figure 3, there were three distinct peaks found on t ...

(6 pages) 4122 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Synthesis of 1-methoxy-2-indanone

duced to alcohols to give 1,2-dihydroxyindane as the final product. Furthermore, the protic solvent methanol is likely to react with LiAlH4 as well. All-in-all, step 5 would be a messy reaction.I resp ...

(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Sep/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Combustion Etanol

f 11 Sci-2AimTo measure the changing energy of alchohol and spiritus into heat energyHypothesisWhen methanol and ethanol are heated, the ethanol will release more heat than methanol. This hypothesis i ... heat than methanol. This hypothesis is based on the currently provided statistics, which state that methanol will release approximately 725 kJ of heat energy per mole and ethanol will release approxim ...

(4 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2011

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Alternate Fuels

ove the water, and extra contaminates. Then the oil and fatty acids are mixed with alcohol (usually methanol), and a catalyst (usually sodium hydroxide). Then the triglycerides are broken apart and th ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Dec/2011

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry