Recall: The enthalpy of reaction (∆H˚rxn) can be calculated from the reactants' and products' enthalpy of formation (∆H˚f) using the equation:
Acetylene burns in air according to the following equation:
C2H2(g) + 5/2O2(g) ⟶ 2CO2(g) + H2O(g) ΔH°rxn = −1255.8 kJ
Given ΔH°f of CO2(g) = −393.5 kJ/mol and ΔH°f of H2O(g) = −241.8 kJ/mol, find ΔH°f of C2H2(g).
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