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.