Problem: Part C. Use average bond enthalpies to estimate the enthalpy ΔHrxn of the following reaction: 2SF4 (g) + O2 (g) → 2OSF4 (g) Express your answer numerically in kilojoules.Balance the reaction of sulfur tetrafluoride with oxygen to form sulfur tetrafluoride monoxide. Draw the Lewis structure of sulfur tetrafluoride monoxide. Use bond enthalpies to estimate the enthalpy change for the reaction. Determine the molecular geometry of sulfur tetrafluoride monoxide. This tutorial has been developed from Brown/LeMay/Bursten Integrative Exercise 9.97 and is a multiple-concept tutorial.

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Part C. Use average bond enthalpies to estimate the enthalpy ΔHrxn of the following reaction: 

2SF4 (g) + O2 (g) → 2OSF4 (g) 

Express your answer numerically in kilojoules.


Balance the reaction of sulfur tetrafluoride with oxygen to form sulfur tetrafluoride monoxide. Draw the Lewis structure of sulfur tetrafluoride monoxide. Use bond enthalpies to estimate the enthalpy change for the reaction. Determine the molecular geometry of sulfur tetrafluoride monoxide. This tutorial has been developed from Brown/LeMay/Bursten Integrative Exercise 9.97 and is a multiple-concept tutorial.

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