Problem: Write a balanced chemical equation depicting the formation of one mole of C2H5OH(l) from its elements in their standard states.

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Recall that the standard enthalpy of formation (ΔH˚f) refers to the enthalpy change for the formation of 1 mole of a compound from its elements in their standard states.


This means for C2H5OH(l), the reaction involves the formation of 1 mole of C2H5OH(l) from C, H, and O in their standard states. 

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Write a balanced chemical equation depicting the formation of one mole of C2H5OH(l) from its elements in their standard states.

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