Problem: Use the bond dissociation energies Table 7.1 to calculate an approximate ΔH o (in kilojoules) for the reaction of ethylene with hydrogen to yield ethane.H2C=CH2(g)+H2(g) → CH3CH3(g)

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We're asked to calculate an approximate ΔHo (in kilojoules) for the reaction of ethylene with hydrogen to yield ethane:


H2C=CH2(g) + H2(g) → CH3CH3(g)


Recall that we can solve for the ΔH°rxn using bond energies, using the equation:


H°rxn=Hbond,reactants-Hbond,products


To do that, we need to do these steps:


Step 1: Draw the Lewis structure of each compound and determine the type of bonds present 

Step 2: Solve for ΔH°rxn using the given bond energies


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Use the bond dissociation energies Table 7.1 to calculate an approximate ΔH o (in kilojoules) for the reaction of ethylene with hydrogen to yield ethane.

H2C=CH2(g)+H2(g) → CH3CH3(g)

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