# Water gas is a mixture of hydrogen and____

Water gas is a mixture of hydrogen and carbon monoxide.

## Water gas

Water gas is also known as synthesis gas or syngas. Since the mixture of the two gases is used for the synthesis of methanol, it is called syngas.

### Production of water gas

Syngas is produced on the action of steam with hydrocarbons or coke at a high temperature in the presence of a catalyst.

$$CnH_{2n+2}+nH_{2}o\rightarrow nCO+(3n+1)H_{2}$$

Example:

$$CH_{4(g)}+H_{2}O_{(g)}\rightarrow CO_{(g)}+3H_{2(g)}$$