In the 1980s, there was an international agreement to destroy all stockpiles of mustard gas, ClCH2CH2SCH2CH2Cl. When this substance contacts the moisture in eyes, nasal passages, and skin, the —OH groups of water replace the Cl atoms and create high local concentrations of hydrochloric acid, which cause severe blistering and tissue destruction. Write a balanced equation for this reaction, and calculate ΔH°rxn.
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