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Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
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Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
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Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
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Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
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Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: You may want to reference (Pages 166 - 172)Section 5.2 while completing this problem.A mixture of gases A2 and B2 are introduced to a slender metal cylinder that has one end closed and the other fitte

Problem

You may want to reference (Pages 166 - 172)Section 5.2 while completing this problem.

A mixture of gases A2 and B2 are introduced to a slender metal cylinder that has one end closed and the other fitted with a piston that makes a gas-tight seal so that the gases are a closed system. The cylinder is submerged in a large beaker of water whose temperature is 25˚C, and a spark is used to trigger a reaction in the cylinder. At the completion of the reaction, the piston has moved downward, and the temperature of the water bath has increased to 28˚C. If we define the system as the gases inside the cylinder, which of the following best describes the signs of q, w, and ΔE for this reaction?
(a) q < 0, w < 0, ΔE < 0
(b) q < 0, w > 0, ΔE < 0
(c) q < 0, w > 0, the sign of ΔE cannot be determined from the information given
(d) q > 0, w > 0, ΔE > 0
(e) q > 0, w < 0, the sign of ΔE cannot be determined from the information given