Problem: A total of 2.25 moles of a compound are allowed to react with water in a foam coffee cup and the reaction produces 83.1 g of solution. The addition of the compound caused the temperature of the solution to increase from 20.5 oC to 32.1 oC. What is the enthalpy of the reaction? Assume no heat is transferred or lost to the surroundings or to the foam coffee cup. The specific heat of the solution is 4.184 J/(g×oC) .

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A total of 2.25 moles of a compound are allowed to react with water in a foam coffee cup and the reaction produces 83.1 g of solution. The addition of the compound caused the temperature of the solution to increase from 20.5 oC to 32.1 oC. What is the enthalpy of the reaction? Assume no heat is transferred or lost to the surroundings or to the foam coffee cup. The specific heat of the solution is 4.184 J/(g×oC) .

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