Problem: During photosynthesis, plants use energy from sunlight to form glucose, C6H12O6(s), and oxygen from carbon dioxide and water. Calculate ΔH˚rxn for photosynthesis.

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Before we can calculate for ΔH˚rxn we need to have a balanced reaction. We start by writing the unbalanced form with glucose and oxygen gas in the products and Carbon dioxide and water in the reactant side. 

We then look at the number of each element one by one then add coefficients to adjust. 

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During photosynthesis, plants use energy from sunlight to form glucose, C6H12O6(s), and oxygen from carbon dioxide and water. Calculate ΔH˚rxn for photosynthesis.

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