Problem: Naphthalene (C10H8) is a solid aromatic compound often sold as mothballs. The complete combustion of this substance to yield CO2(g) and H2O(/) at 25°C yields 5154 kJ/mol. (a) Write balanced equations for the formation of naphthalene from the elements and for its combustion.

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Naphthalene (C10H8) is a solid aromatic compound often sold as mothballs. The complete combustion of this substance to yield CO2(g) and H2O(/) at 25°C yields 5154 kJ/mol. (a) Write balanced equations for the formation of naphthalene from the elements and for its combustion.

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