Problem: Calculate ΔH°rxn for the following:CH4(g) + Cl2(g) ⟶ CCl4(l) + HCl(g)       [unbalanced]

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We’re being asked to determine the standard enthalpy change for the following reaction. We can calculate ΔH˚rxn using the equation:


H°rxn = H°f,products - H°f, reactants


We will do the following steps to solve the problem:

Step 1: Balance the equation for the chemical equation

Step 2: Calculate ΔHrxn


Step 1: Balance the equation for the chemical equation


The chemical equation for that reaction is:

CH4 (g) + Cl2 (g) → CCl4 (g) + HCl (g)

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Calculate ΔH°rxn for the following:

CH4(g) + Cl2(g) ⟶ CCl4(l) + HCl(g)       [unbalanced]

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