# Problem: Propane, C3H8, is a hydrocarbon that is commonly used as a fuel.The heat of combustion of propane is −2,219.2 kJ/mol. Calculate the heat of formation, ΔH°f of propane given that ΔH°f of H2O(l) = −285.8 kJ/mol and ΔH°f of CO2(g) = −393.5 kJ/mol.

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Propane, C3H8, is a hydrocarbon that is commonly used as a fuel.

The heat of combustion of propane is −2,219.2 kJ/mol. Calculate the heat of formation, ΔH°f of propane given that ΔH°f of H2O(l) = −285.8 kJ/mol and ΔH°f of CO2(g) = −393.5 kJ/mol.

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