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Equilibrium in the reaction CO+2 H2=CH3OH was determined at 170 atm. and temperatures ranging 258°-329°. Zn-Cr and Zn-Cu catalysts were used. The new data differ considerably from results by theoretical methods, and various sources of error in the latter are pointed out. The results of various investigators are summarized in tabular form.