Problem: Water gas is produced from the reaction of steam with coal:C(s) + H2O (g) → H2 (g) + CO (g)Assuming that coal is pure graphite, calculate ΔH° for this reaction.

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The enthalpy of the reaction can be calculated from the enthalpy of formation of the reactants and products. The ∆H°f elements in its standard state is zero.

 

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Water gas is produced from the reaction of steam with coal:

C(s) + H2O (g) → H2 (g) + CO (g)

Assuming that coal is pure graphite, calculate ΔH° for this reaction.

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