Problem: The major industrial source of hydrogen gas is by the following reaction:CH4(g) + H2O(g) → CO(g) + 3H 2(g)Use bond energies to predict ΔE for this reaction.

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To calculate the ΔH°rxn using bond energies, we’re going to use the following equation:

H°rxn =Hbond reactant -Hbond product

Let’s first figure out what kind of bonds and how many moles are present in each reactants and products because the given bond energies are per mole.

Balanced ReactionCH4(g) + H2O(g)  CO(g) + 3H 2(g)

*always make sure that the given reaction is balanced


Draw the structure of each compound.

Reactants:

 CH4(g)

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The major industrial source of hydrogen gas is by the following reaction:

CH4(g) + H2O(g) → CO(g) + 3H 2(g)

Use bond energies to predict ΔE for this reaction.

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