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        Equilibrium in the system CH3OH-H2-CO was approached from both sides by static and dynamic methods.  Total pressures of the order of 100 atm. were measured by movement of a disk observed by optical methods.  The composition at equilibrium was determined by gas analysis.  Partial pressures were calculated assuming no deviation from Boyle’s law.  The results from 260°-380° are not in agreement with prediction for the equilibrium position made by Kelley or by Audibert and Raineau.  The free-energy equation derived from the measurements is ∆F=70.5T-30,500.