We are asked how much heat is produced by the complete reaction of 5.29 kg of nitromethane.
We'll use the thermochemical equation to calculate the heat produced.
Molar mass CH3NO2 = 61.05 g/mol
2 CH3NO2(l) + 3/2 O2(g) → 2 CO2(g) + 3 H2O(l) + N2(g); ΔH˚rxn = -1418 kJ.
Nitromethane (CH3NO2) burns in air to produce significant amounts of heat: 2 CH3NO2(l) + 3/2 O2(g) → 2 CO2(g) + 3 H2O(l) + N2(g); ΔH˚rxn = -1418 kJ.
How much heat is produced by the complete reaction of 5.29 kg of nitromethane?
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