HC≡CH + 5/2 O2 → 2 CO2 + H2O
Acetylene gas (ethyne; HC≡CH) burns in an oxyacetylene torch to produce carbon dioxide and water vapor. The enthalpy of reaction for the combustion of acetylene is –1259 kJ/mol.
(a) Calculate the C≡C bond energy, and compare your value with the following table.
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