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Problem: Exactly 1.5 g of a fuel is burned under conditions of constant pressure and then again under conditions of constant volume. In measurement A the reaction produces 25.9 kJ of heat, and in measurement B the reaction produces 23.3 kJ of heat.Explain.

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ΔE = ΔH - pΔV


combustion → expansion → negative work


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Exactly 1.5 g of a fuel is burned under conditions of constant pressure and then again under conditions of constant volume. In measurement A the reaction produces 25.9 kJ of heat, and in measurement B the reaction produces 23.3 kJ of heat.

Explain.

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