A thermodynamic state function describing the total energy content of a system.

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What is the significance of enthalpy definition not under constant pressure?

Under constant pressure (and only PV work), change in enthalpy can be shown to equal change in heat. If enthalpy is not meaningful outside of constant pressure, then why not use heat instead? So I ...
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Heat Capacity temperature dependence and Gibbs energy

I got this problem in school as a tool to get ready for International Chemistry Olympiad, but I have some problems with this challenge. So, the problem is to calculate as precise as possible the Gibbs ...
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What is the enthalpy change for the following equation? [closed]

The equation we need it to change to \[\ce{FeO + CO ->Fe + CO2}\] The three equations and delta heat: \[ \begin{align*} \ce{3Fe2O3 + CO &-> 2Fe3O4 + CO2} &\Delta H=-47.0\ \mathrm{kJ}\\ ...
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Are all naturally occuring reactions exothermic?

If a reaction is endothermic, then the reaction must take energy from the environment to occur (as far as I know), and if this is the case, then to me the reaction seems energetically unfavorable, as ...
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Why is it that reactions that cause an increase of temperature are exothermic? [duplicate]

I've been taught that if you have two aqueous reactants that react together and produce heat it is exothermic. Shouldn't that be endothermic? Did my professor misspeak? If it's gaining heat, that ...
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Where to find data for gibbs energy, enthalpy, and entropy digitally

Where can you find the enthalpy and gibbs free energy of formation and entropy of compounds either as a data file or web api (I technically only need two since I can figure out the other one from two ...
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Determining the Average Bond Enthalpy for the C-F bond

Given the following data, how would you work out the average bond enthalpy for C-F bond. I've tried setting up the chemical equations and applying Hess's Law, but that's not getting me anywhere. ...
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How do you figure out the dissociation energy for ions?

Specifically $\ce{KF}$ into the $\ce{K+}$ and $\ce{F-}$ ions. I can find tables on the DE into atoms, but where would I go to find the DE between ions? I am also given that the bond length is ...
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How to calculate the enthalpy change for the formation of ethylene epoxide from ethylene?

Question 4, iii.) in here: (iii) The equation for an important reaction of ethene is given below. I get everything up until the very end. We need to identify the bond enthalpies first: ...
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How to determine the sign of the enthalpy of formation?

During the formation of $\ce{Al2O3}$ from 5.4 grams of $\ce{Al}$ and enough oxygen, the temperature of 2Kg of water climbs by 20 degrees. What's the enthlpy of formation of $\ce{Al2O3}$ (per mole) ? ...
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Trying to figure out heat of reaction

A question on a textbook is to find the "standard heat of reaction" of this reaction: $\ce{C8H16N2O3(aq) + H2O(l) = C6H13NO2(aq) + C2H5NO2(aq)}$ As far as I understand it, it should be a rather ...
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Relationship between thermodynamic reversibility and reactions

Often we're concerned with changes in thermodynamic properties during reactions, like $\Delta H_p = Q_{reaction}$ (change in enthalpy for an isobaric process). What seems odd to me is that in the ...
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Ideal gasses reaction under const temp and pressure

Conceptual problem: let $A + 2B \rightarrow C + 2D$ be a reaction under constant pressure (P) and temp (T), that goes all the way towards the products. A,B,C,D are ideal gases. let $\Delta H$ be the ...
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Why is enthalpy of atomization of Mn exceptionally low?

Transition elements usually have high values, especially so for greater number of unpaired electrons. Why the exception here?
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Can a reaction with positive Gibbs free energy change ever occur?

If you have an endothermic reaction with a negative entropy change, is it still possible to induce the reaction in some way despite the fact that the Gibbs free energy change is positive or all ...
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How to measure the enthalpy change of hydration?

I am learning about lattice enthalpies, and my text book talks about determining the lattice enthalpy from the standard enthalpy change of solution and the enthalpy change of hydration of the ions, ...
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Helium gas expand isobaric isothermal

If 4 mol helium gas expand against constant pressure in isothermal process. How can calculate w? Is it w=-nrtLn(v2:v1) as define by isothermal or is it w=-p(v2-v1)as define from isobaric? Also, is ...
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How to calculate bond enthalpies from first principles?

Is it possible to calculate bond enthalpies using the periodic table and the molecule's geometric structure? I am interested in a way of calculating this without getting the answer from measurements ...
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Gibbs free energy or reaction enthalphy

If I conduct a reaction say, $$\ce{CaO(s) + H2O(l) \rightarrow Ca(OH)2 (aq)}$$ let us say , I want to measure the energy generated from the reaction.Will this energy I calculate equal the change in ...
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What is an example of a very low temperature endothermic reaction?

Shakashiri describes the reaction of solid Ammonium Thiocyanate and solid Barium Hydroxide Octahydrate resulting in an endothermic reaction leading to subzero temperatures. I've performed this ...
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Heat given off from an electrochemical cell compared to mixing reactants

My confusion regarding the difference between the heat given off in a reaction that takes place in an electrochemical cell compared to in a beaker/appropriate container when the reactants are simple ...
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What value of temperature does T represent in Gibbs Free Energy Equation?

Temperature before, or after reaction? Temperature change? Or what is it?
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How to calculate a reaction's DeltaH using a MM forcefield calculator software?

I want to calculate $\Delta H$ for hydrogenation of Benzene and producing Cyclohexane using MM+ Force Field Energy. I am using Hyperchem for energy calculation and optimization. I calculated the ...
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If the standard state symbol means that the substance is pure (and at 1 bar) how is it possible to have a standard REACTION enthalpy?

For the reaction one mole of substance $A$ in equilibrium with one mole of substance $B$ the standard reaction enthalpy is defined: $$\triangle_rH^{\theta}(T)=H_m^{\theta}(B;T)-H_m^{\theta}(A;T)$$ ...
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How to determine the molar enthalpy of hydration of sodium sulfate in the laboratory?

There are two separate experiments done in this problem. First experiment 106.6 gram of water at 23.28 C and 8.56 gram of sodium sulfate places into a foam cup (a calorimeter) the temperature to ...
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Why is activation enthalpy found and not just rate of reaction?

What is the benefit of finding activation enthalpy and not rate of reaction?
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Which enthalpy changes map to the alternative reaction routes under Hess' law?

I am searching for a method that would always allow me to determine which enthalpy changes map to which reaction routes using Hess' law. For example this exam question: And then I end up doing ...
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Ethane and ethene: which is easier to burn? Which one burns hotter? Why?

Anything that burns "easy", has a low activation energy for the burning process. Anything that burns hotter, will have a lesser enthalpy and thus, will have a more aggressive exothermic reaction. ...
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Is a C-F bond stronger than a C-Cl bond?

In hydrolysis/nucleophilic substitution of haloalkanes, the bond enthalpy indicates the rate of hydrolysis (e.g. the $\ce {C-I}$ bond is weaker than the $\ce {C-Cl}$ bond so in hydrolysis the alkane ...
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Why do enthalpy of formation values differ for liquid water and gaseous water? [closed]

Why do the enthalpy of formation values differ for liquid water and gaseous water?
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Difference between internal energy of combustion and enthalpy of combustion?

I am having real trouble understanding the first law of thermodynamics and I think the question, below, highlights most of my issues: 1) (a) A bomb calorimeter was calibrated by igniting a 0.825 g ...
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Calcium chloride + starch desiccant packs inside PPE for ebola workers?

(First question on stackexchange, apologies for any faux pas) Ebola workers get drenched in sweat while working inside their personal protective equipment. There's a discussion happening over on ...
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Validity of Trouton's Rule

I would like to know under what circumstances is Trouton's rule obeyed by liquids and why certain systems i.e. substances may deviate from Trouton's rule. By the way I know what Trouton's rule is ...
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Why is the Standard enthalpy of formation of O2 and other reference forms of element zero?

Well, from what I know bonding releases energy. And does anybody know a source for finding the reference form of element at standard conditions?
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Metal vs. Styrofoam cup calorimeter?

For a metal cup as opposed to a styrofoam cup calorimeter, do you expect the enthalpy of the reaction to be higher, lower, or the same? I think the enthalpy of the reaction would be the same in the ...
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I'm disagreeing with my chemistry teacher over this enthalpy of formation problem, so can someone tell me if I am right or why I am wrong?

The enthalpy of formation of gaseous sulfur trioxide is $-396~\mathrm{kJ/mol}$. What is the enthalpy of the reaction represented by the following balanced equation? $$\ce {2 SO_3 (g) -> 2 ...
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What kind of chemicals would exist at the heat death of the universe?

As the universe reaches the maximum entropy, presumably only the most stable chemicals would exist. Assume that all the elements haven't turn into iron yet, what kind of chemicals would dominate at ...
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Why doesn't diamond have $\Delta H_f^\theta=0$?

Why doesn't diamond have $\Delta H_f^\theta=0$, when graphite does? Is it something to do with the definition - diamonds can't really form at STP, even though it is naturally occuring?
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Can lattice enthalpy only be determined by the Born-Haber cycle?

Since we are able to determine the enthapy of formation experimentally, why it is impossible to determine the lattice enthalpy directly by experiment?
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Is sign convention for delta H and enthapy change of a solution different?

I have got some confusion . In the Ncert Chemistry Tb , it is given in bold that $\Delta H$ is negative for exothermic reactions which evolve heat during the reaction and $\Delta H$ is positive for ...
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Why is the enthalpy of vaporization greater than the enthalpy of fusion?

Why is the molar enthalpy of vaporization of a substance larger than its molar enthalpy of fusion (at constant pressure); for example, in the case of ice and water.
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Endothermicity of Reaction

Regarding this question, how can one solve this without access to thermodynamic data? I suppose we should keep the following information in mind: 1) Double bonds are not double the strength of ...
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Is the bond enthalpy of S-O stronger in SO₃ or SO₃²⁻?

Can you please explain the difference between the bond enthalpies in sulfurtrioxide $\ce{SO3}$ and the sulfite anion $\ce{SO3^{2-}}$?
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Hess Cycle, determining enthalpy change of formation

I am asked to find the enthalpy change of formation of the following: $$\ce{N2 + 1/2O2 -> N2O}$$ I am given the following enthalpies of reaction: $$1:\:\ce{C + N2O -> CO + N2} \:\:\:\Delta H_f ...
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Will heating diatomic oxygen enough break the O=O bonds?

The bond enthalpy associated with a O=O double bond is equal to 495kJ/mol. Does that mean that adding enough kinetic energy in the form of heat will eventually cause the bonds to break and create ...
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Enthalpy change of reaction

Suppose you have the following equation: $$\ce{2NH4SCN(s) + Ba(OH)2(s) ->Ba(SCN)2(s) + 2H2O(l) + 2NH3(g)}$$ You initiate this reaction using 15.22g of the $\ce{NH4SCN}$ (and excess of the barium ...
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Enthalpy changes (comparing methods)

I learnt that given a reaction $A \to B$, the enthalpy change is given by, $$\Delta H = \left( \begin{array}{c} \text{total enthalpy of}\\ \text{bonds broken}\end{array}\right)-\left( ...
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What is the difference between enthalpy of formation and Gibbs free energy of formation?

I'm having trouble (not alone, apparently) understanding the concept of Gibbs free energy, but I'm beginning to. What I still don't understand, however, is how Gibbs free energy of formation differs ...
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Temperature changes when salts dissolve in water

Please help me! I got this as an assessed investigation question and I really do not know where to start, or how I going to conduct this investigation. I understand that I should include information ...
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at constant volume why the change of enthalpy doesn't equal the change of heat

At constant pressure $p=\text{const.}$, change of internal energy equals heat subtract work(PV). So, $q=\Delta E - pV$. So is the the change of enthalpy. So we say at constant pressure, the change of ...