Interaction | Reaction | Process     Data Page

At high temp, methane and steam are in equilibrium with carbon monoxide and hydrogen, and if rapidly cooled the, gases trapped and separated.

Nickel catalyst.

This is a “shift” reaction and at first sight it seems that water is being “turned into fuel”.

CH4
  +  
H2O
         
CO
  +  
3
H2
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Methane     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Water     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Carbon monoxide     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Hydrogen     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming

Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
British A-Level Chemistry: AS
Industrial Process: Inorganic
Redox

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