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Problem: Ethanol is a possible fuel. Use average bond energies to calculate ΔHrxn for the combustion of ethanol.CH3CH2OH(g) + 3 O2(g) → 2 CO2(g) + 3 H2O(g)

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H°rxn=Hbond reactants-Hbond products


CH3CH2OH(g) + 3 O2(g) → 2 CO2(g) + 3 H2O(g)

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Ethanol is a possible fuel. Use average bond energies to calculate ΔHrxn for the combustion of ethanol.

CH3CH2OH(g) + 3 O2(g) → 2 CO2(g) + 3 H2O(g)


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