We’re being asked to determine the expression for the enthalpy change (ΔHrxn) for the chemical reaction:
A → 2C + E
We can use Hess’s Law to determine the enthalpy change of the overall reaction from the given reactions:
1. A → 2B ΔH1
2. B → C + D ΔH2
3. E → 2D ΔH3
We now need to find a combination of reactions that when added up, gives us the overall reaction.
1. A → 2B, ΔH1
2. B → C + D, ΔH2
3. E → 2D, ΔH3
ΔH of A → 2C + E is:
A. ΔH1 + 2ΔH2 – ΔH3
B. ΔH2 - ΔH2 – ΔH3
C. ΔH3 – ΔH3
D. ΔH1 + 2ΔH1 – ΔH2
E. None of the above
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