posted by Luke on .
For the reaction:
CH4(g) + 2O2(g)-->CO2(g)+2H2O (l)
ÄH = -50.38 kJ/mol,
How many moles of methane (CH4) must be burned to produce 137 kJ of heat?
For each mole of CH4 reacted there is 50.38 kj released.
137 kj * (1 mol/50.38 kj) = 2.719 moles of CH4. 4 sig figs
additional info: 50.38 is positive because it's asking how much heat is produced (released) and if you say -50.38 kj is released it's like a double negative.
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