CH4 (g) + H2O (l) CH3OH (aq) + H2 (g)

This is an oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction:

C-IV - 2 e- C-II (oxidation)

2 HI + 2 e- 2 H0 (reduction)

Reactants:

  • CH4Methane source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04, Carbane (never recommended) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Marsh gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02, Natural gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Carbon tetrahydride source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: Colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Colourless odourless compressed or liquefied gas source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04
  • H2OWater, oxidane source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Other names: Water (H2O) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen hydroxide (HH or HOH) source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27, Hydrogen oxide source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27
    • Appearance: White crystalline solid, almost colorless liquid with a hint of blue, colorless gas source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27

Products:

  • CH3OHMethanol source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Other names: Carbinol source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Columbian spirits source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02, Hydroxymethane source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-02
    • Appearance: Colorless liquid source: wikipedia, accessed: 2019-09-27; Colourless liquid with characteristic odour source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04; Colorless liquid with a characteristic pungent odor. source: NIOSH NPG, accessed: 2019-09-02
  • H2
    • Names: Dihydrogen source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, Hydrogen source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07, H2 source: wikidata, accessed: 2019-09-07
    • Appearance: Odourless colourless compressed gas source: ICSC, accessed: 2019-09-04