Problem: Diethyl ether, C4H10O (l), a flammable compound that has long been used as a surgical anesthetic, has the structureCH3 - CH2 - O - CH2 - CH3The complete combustion of 1 mol of C4H10O (l) to CO2 (g) and H2O (l) yields Ho= -2723.7 kJ.By using the information in this problem and data in the following table, calculate ΔHf  for diethyl ether.

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Write a balanced reaction for the combustion reaction of diethyl ether C4H10O(l):

Combustion reaction: a compound reacts with O2(g) and the products are H2O(l) and CO2(g)

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Diethyl ether, C4H10O (l), a flammable compound that has long been used as a surgical anesthetic, has the structure

CH3 - CH2 - O - CH2 - CH3

The complete combustion of 1 mol of C4H10O (l) to CO2 (g) and H2O (l) yields Ho= -2723.7 kJ.

By using the information in this problem and data in the following table, calculate ΔHf  for diethyl ether.

Table of the standard enthalpies of formation at 298 K for various substances.


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