ΔH˚rxn = –15.5 kJ/mol
ΔG˚rxn = 56 kJ/mol
ΔS˚rxn = –240 J/mol • K
Using data from Appendix 4, calculate ΔH°, ΔS°, and ΔG° for the following reactions that produce acetic acid:
Which reaction would you choose as a commercial method for producing acetic acid (CH 3CO2H) at standard conditions? What temperature conditions would you choose for the reaction? Assume ΔH° and ΔS° do not depend on temperature.
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