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Enthalpy changes are typically tabulated for reactions in which both the reactants and products are at the same conditions. A standard state    is a commonly accepted set of conditions used as a reference point for the determination of properties under other different conditions. For chemists, the IUPAC standard state refers to materials under a pressure of 1 bar and solutions at 1 M, and does not specify a temperature. Many thermochemical tables list values with a standard state of 1 atm. Because the Δ H of a reaction changes very little with such small changes in pressure (1 bar = 0.987 atm), Δ H values (except for the most precisely measured values) are essentially the same under both sets of standard conditions. We will include a superscripted “o” in the enthalpy change symbol to designate standard state. Since the usual (but not technically standard) temperature is 298.15 K, we will use a subscripted “298” to designate this temperature. Thus, the symbol ( Δ H 298 ° ) is used to indicate an enthalpy change for a process occurring under these conditions. (The symbol Δ H is used to indicate an enthalpy change for a reaction occurring under nonstandard conditions.)

The enthalpy changes for many types of chemical and physical processes are available in the reference literature, including those for combustion reactions, phase transitions, and formation reactions. As we discuss these quantities, it is important to pay attention to the extensive nature of enthalpy and enthalpy changes. Since the enthalpy change for a given reaction is proportional to the amounts of substances involved, it may be reported on that basis (i.e., as the Δ H for specific amounts of reactants). However, we often find it more useful to divide one extensive property (Δ H ) by another (amount of substance), and report a per-amount intensive value of Δ H , often “normalized” to a per-mole basis. (Note that this is similar to determining the intensive property specific heat from the extensive property heat capacity, as seen previously.)

Enthalpy of combustion

Standard enthalpy of combustion ( Δ H C ° ) is the enthalpy change when 1 mole of a substance burns (combines vigorously with oxygen) under standard state conditions; it is sometimes called “heat of combustion.” For example, the enthalpy of combustion of ethanol, −1366.8 kJ/mol, is the amount of heat produced when one mole of ethanol undergoes complete combustion at 25 °C and 1 atmosphere pressure, yielding products also at 25 °C and 1 atm.

C 2 H 5 OH ( l ) + 3 O 2 ( g ) 2 CO 2 + 3 H 2 O ( l ) Δ H 298 ° = −1366.8 kJ

Enthalpies of combustion for many substances have been measured; a few of these are listed in [link] . Many readily available substances with large enthalpies of combustion are used as fuels, including hydrogen, carbon (as coal or charcoal), and hydrocarbons (compounds containing only hydrogen and carbon), such as methane, propane, and the major components of gasoline.

Standard Molar Enthalpies of Combustion
Substance Combustion Reaction Enthalpy of Combustion, Δ H c ° ( kJ mol at 25 °C )
carbon C ( s ) + O 2 ( g ) CO 2 ( g ) −393.5
hydrogen H 2 ( g ) + 1 2 O 2 ( g ) H 2 O ( l ) −285.8
magnesium Mg ( s ) + 1 2 O 2 ( g ) MgO ( s ) −601.6
sulfur S ( s ) + O 2 ( g ) SO 2 ( g ) −296.8
carbon monoxide CO ( g ) + 1 2 O 2 ( g ) CO 2 ( g ) −283.0
methane CH 4 ( g ) + 2 O 2 ( g ) CO 2 ( g ) + 2 H 2 O ( l ) −890.8
acetylene C 2 H 2 ( g ) + 5 2 O 2 ( g ) 2 CO 2 ( g ) + H 2 O ( l ) −1301.1
ethanol C 2 H 5 OH ( l ) + 3 O 2 ( g ) 2CO 2 ( g ) + 3 H 2 O ( l ) −1366.8
methanol CH 3 OH ( l ) + 3 2 O 2 ( g ) CO 2 ( g ) + 2 H 2 O ( l ) −726.1
isooctane C 8 H 18 ( l ) + 25 2 O 2 ( g ) 8 CO 2 ( g ) + 9 H 2 O ( l ) −5461

Questions & Answers

what are oxidation numbers
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Electrolysis is the process by which ionic substances are decomposed (broken down) into simpler substances when an electric current is passed through them. ... Electricity is the flow of electrons or ions. For electrolysis to work, the compound must contain ions.
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basicity is the number of replaceable Hydrogen atoms in a Molecule. in H2SO4, the basicity is 2. in Hcl, the basicity is 1
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cathode is a negative electrode while cation is a positive ion. cation move towards cathode plate.
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The must be in dissolved in water (aqueous). Electrical conductivity is measured in Siemens (s). HCl (aq) has higher conductivity, as it fully ionises (small portion of CH3COOH (aq) ionises) when dissolved in water. Thus, more free ions to carry charge.
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HCl being an strong acid will fully ionize in water thus producing more mobile ions for electrical conduction than the carboxylic acid
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differiante between a weak and a strong acid
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write the equation for the reaction that took place at the anode
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