Problem: The explosive nitroglycerin (C3H5N3O9) decomposes rapidly upon ignition or sudden impact according to the following balanced equation: 4C3H5N3O9(l) → 12CO2(g) + 10H2O(g) + 6N2(g) + O2(g)    ΔH∘rxn =  −5678 kJ Calculate the standard enthalpy of formation (ΔH∘f) for nitroglycerin. A) −365.5 kJ B) −1462 kJ C) 1462 kJ D) −5678 kJ E) −5408.2 kJ

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The explosive nitroglycerin (C3H5N3O9) decomposes rapidly upon ignition or sudden impact according to the following balanced equation:

4C3H5N3O9(l) → 12CO2(g) + 10H2O(g) + 6N2(g) + O2(g)    ΔHrxn =  −5678 kJ

Calculate the standard enthalpy of formation (ΔHf) for nitroglycerin.

A) −365.5 kJ

B) −1462 kJ

C) 1462 kJ

D) −5678 kJ

E) −5408.2 kJ

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