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Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
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Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: When backpacking in the wilderness, hikers often boil water to sterilize it for drinking. Suppose that you are planning a backpacking trip and will need to boil 36 L of water for your group. What volume of fuel should you bring? Assume each of the following: the fuel has an average formula of C7H16; 15% of the heat generated from combustion goes to heat the water (the rest is lost to the surroundings); the density of the fuel is 0.78 g/mL; the initial temperature of the water is 25.0 oC; and the standard enthalpy of formation of C7H16 is –224.4 kJ/mol.

Problem

When backpacking in the wilderness, hikers often boil water to sterilize it for drinking. Suppose that you are planning a backpacking trip and will need to boil 36 L of water for your group. What volume of fuel should you bring? Assume each of the following: the fuel has an average formula of C7H16; 15% of the heat generated from combustion goes to heat the water (the rest is lost to the surroundings); the density of the fuel is 0.78 g/mL; the initial temperature of the water is 25.0 oC; and the standard enthalpy of formation of C7H16 is –224.4 kJ/mol.