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Acetylene (C2H2) and nitrogen (N2) both contain a triple bond, but they differ greatly in their chemical properties.
Both N2 and C2H2 possess triple bonds with quite high bond enthalpies (Table 8.4 in the textbook). Calculate the enthalpy of hydrogenation per mole for both compounds: acetylene plus H2 to make methane, CH4; nitrogen plus H2 to make ammonia, NH3.
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