posted by chemgeek
The oxidation of copper(I) oxide, Cu2O(s), to copper(II) oxide, CuO(s), is an exothermic process,
2 Cu2O + O2 --> 4CuO
The change in enthalpy upon reaction of 75.30 g of Cu2O(s) is -76.83 kJ. Calculate the work, w, and energy change, ΔUrxn, when 75.30 g of Cu2O(s) is oxidized at a constant pressure of 1.00 bar and a constant temperature of 25°C.
Still confused...I recalculated and got the w=.006523kJ and the energy change to be -76.82kJ... The energy change is right but the w is wrong for some reason...
I calculated w as w=-delta(n)RT = -(0-.26312molO2)(8.314452x10^-2 Lbarr/molK)(25+273.15) = 6.5226J=.006523kJ...