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The molar enthalpies of combustion of CH3COCOOH(l)CH3COOH(l) and CO(g) are respectively -1275kJ/mol, -875kJ/mol, and -283kJ/mol. What is the enthalpy change for the reaction below?
CH3COCOOH= CH3COOH +CO

a)1867kJ
b)-1867kJ
c)117kJ
d)-117kJ
e)-2433kJ

I think it's d)

  • Chemistry - ,

    Did you check your work as I suggested earlier? I still don't get -117 kJ. Post your work and let me see if I can find the error.

  • Chemistry - ,

    I thought what your suppose to do is
    -1275 - ((-875) + (-283))= -117kj/mols
    Don't u just subtract? To find the difference?

  • Chemistry - ,

    delta Hrxn = (sum DH products)-(sum DH reactants)
    DHrxn = (-873-283)-(-1275)
    -1158 + 1275 = +117 kJ.

  • Chemistry - ,

    Can you explain why you have to subtract the other way?

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