Problem: For the dissolution of LiCl in water, Hsoln = -37 kJ/mol.Which term would you expect to be the largest negative number: Hsolvent, Hsolute, or Hmix?

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ΔHsolution = ΔHsolute + ΔHsolvent + ΔHmix

Exothermic (-ΔHsolution) → ΔHmix > ΔHsolute + ΔHsolvent

Endothermic (+ΔHsolution) → ΔHmix < ΔHsolute + ΔHsolvent

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For the dissolution of LiCl in water, Hsoln = -37 kJ/mol.

Which term would you expect to be the largest negative number: Hsolvent, Hsolute, or Hmix?