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        Uncertainty in the heat data for CO and MeOH permits several possible theoretical equations for the synthesis of MeOH from CO and H2.  The equation log Kp=(3724/T)-9,1293 log T+0.00308 T+13,412 fits results obtained at 225, 250, and 275 and 3 atm. for 4-55 hr. over a Cu-Zn catalyst.