Gases react explosively if the heat released when the reaction begins is sufficient to cause more reaction, which leads to a rapid expansion of the gases. Use bond energies to calculate ΔH° of the following reaction, and predict which occurs explosively:
(b) H2(g) + I2(g) ⟶2HI(g)
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