CH3OH + 2CuO Which reaction is true?

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CH3OH + 2CuO Which reaction is true?

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Which reaction is true? Or maybe both?
CH3OH + 2CuO = HCOOH + 2 Cu + H2O
CH3OH + 2CuO = HCHO + Cu2O + H2O
How to explain this since the ratio of substrates in both reactions is the same. :?:
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Post by ChenBeier »

Neither nor.

CH3OH + CuO => HCHO + H2O + Cu first step

HCHO + CuO => HCOOH + Cu second step
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