Problem: Among other things, an ideal fuel for the control thrusters of a space vehicle should decompose in a spontaneous exothermic reaction when exposed to the appropriate catalyst. Evaluate the following substance under standard state condition as suitable candidates for fuel.(b) Diborane: B2 H6(g) ⟶ 2B(g) + 3H2(g)

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G° =G°product - G°reactantG° =[G°B (s) +G°H2 (g)] - [G°B2H6]


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Among other things, an ideal fuel for the control thrusters of a space vehicle should decompose in a spontaneous exothermic reaction when exposed to the appropriate catalyst. Evaluate the following substance under standard state condition as suitable candidates for fuel.

(b) Diborane: B2 H6(g) ⟶ 2B(g) + 3H2(g)