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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) 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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