Problem: Lighters are usually fueled by butane (C4H10). When 1 mole of butane burns at constant pressure, it produces 2658 kJ of heat and does 3 kJ of work.What is the value of ΔE for the combustion of one mole of butane?

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$\overline{){\mathbf{∆}}{\mathbf{E}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{q}}{\mathbf{+}}{\mathbf{w}}}$

where w is work

$\overline{){\mathbf{w}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{-}}{\mathbf{P}}{\mathbf{∆}}{\mathbf{V}}}$

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Lighters are usually fueled by butane (C4H10). When 1 mole of butane burns at constant pressure, it produces 2658 kJ of heat and does 3 kJ of work.

What is the value of ΔE for the combustion of one mole of butane?