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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
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Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
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Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
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Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
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Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
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Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Consider the combustion of a single molecule of CH4(g) forming H2O(l) as a product. A typical X-ray photon has an energy of 8 keV. Is the energy released by the combustion of a CH4 molecule larger or smaller than the energy of an X-ray from this source?

Problem

Consider the combustion of a single molecule of CH4(g) forming H2O(l) as a product. A typical X-ray photon has an energy of 8 keV. Is the energy released by the combustion of a CH4 molecule larger or smaller than the energy of an X-ray from this source?