⚠️Our tutors found the solution shown to be helpful for the problem you're searching for. We don't have the exact solution yet.
Stearic acid (C18H36O2) is a fatty acid, a molecule with a long hydrocarbon chain and an organic acid group (COOH) at the end. It is used to make cosmetics, ointments, soaps, and candles and is found in animal tissue as part of many saturated fats. In fact, when you eat meat, you are ingesting some fats containing stearic acid.
Calculate ΔH°rxn for this combustion (ΔH°f of C18H36O2 = −948 kJ/mol).
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Enthalpy of Formation concept. You can view video lessons to learn Enthalpy of Formation. Or if you need more Enthalpy of Formation practice, you can also practice Enthalpy of Formation practice problems.
What textbook is this problem found in?
Our data indicates that this problem or a close variation was asked in Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change - Silberberg 8th Edition. You can also practice Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change - Silberberg 8th Edition practice problems.