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1)
MgO (s) + 2H (aq) -> Mg+2 (aq) + H2O (l)

2)
Mg+2 (aq) + H2 (g)-> Mg(s) + 2H+ (l)


3) equation 1+ equation 2 =

MgO (s) + H2 (g) -> Mg (s) + H2O (l)


is it correct?

if so, i need to write an expression which could be used to obtain the heat of formation of magnesium oxide (delta Hf MgO)


thanks

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    At first glance it looks OK except equation 1 should have + charge on the H^+.
    But if you want to write an expression for delta Hf MgO, where is the oxygen?.
    You want Mg + 1/2 O2 ==> MgO

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