Part 1: Methanol and toluene are flammable liquids
whose vapor pressures at 68ºF (20ºC) are 96 and 22 mmHg, respectively. Based
solely on this data, determine which compound poses the greater risk of fire
and explosion at 68ºF (20ºC). Explain your choice. In general, discuss how
vapor pressure affects the volatility of a liquid?
Part 2: If the liquid in Part 1 is transferred into a container for
transportation, why does DOT require that the container not be filled to the
brim? Discuss your answer.