We are asked to determine the fuel value of acetylene.
2 C2H2 + 5 O2 → 4 CO2 +2 H2O
The hydrocarbons acetylene (C2 H2 ) and benzene (C6 H6 ) have the same empirical formula. Benzene is an "aromatic" hydrocarbon, one that is unusually stable because of its structure.
Determine the fuel value in kJ/g for acetylene.
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