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Homework Help: chem

Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 5:45pm.

Hexane, a component of gasoline, releases more energy per mole when it combusts than does nitroglycerine when it explosively decomposes. Explain why hexane is a better fuel and nitroglycerine is a better explosive.

Is it because hexane release its energy more slowly over time and nitroglycerine releases its energy all in one burst or am I way off with that?

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