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These systems were investigated to determine if a typical Fischer-Tropsch reaction is effected with the carbide and its reaction products, but in the absence of the usual catalyst, to increase the total yield of liquid products and to learn the catalytic effect of HCl. The reaction between CO and H2 occurred only to a slight extent in the range 150°-450°, resulting in no liquid products. The effect of HCl vapor was that, as the concentration of acid increased, the yield of liquid hydrocarbons decreased.