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Consider the isomerization equlibria of an alkene (C4H8) that co-exists as three isomers.
(These 3 are in an equlibrium triangle)
Reaction 1: cis-2-butene ⇔ trans-2-butene
Reaction 2: cis-2-butene ⇔ 2-methylpropene
Reaction 3: trans-2-butene ⇔ 2-methylpropene
Known values at 300k are known:
cis-2-butene: standard G of formation = 66kJ/mol
Standard enthalpy of formation = -7.0kJ/mol
trans-2-butene: standard G of formation = 63kJ/mol
Standard enthalpy of formation = -11.2kJ/mol
2-methylpropene: standard G of formation =58.0kJ/mol
Standard enthalpy of formation = not know
The temperature of the above system is raised to 400K and equilibrium is re-established. The mole percentage of trans-2-butene at the new equilibrium is determined to be 18%. Calculate the enthalpy of formation and the entropy of formation for reaction 2 and 3.