Methyl tert-butyl ether or MTBE is an octane booster for gasoline. The combustion
of 0.9211 grams of MTBE (C5H12O(ℓ), 88.15
g/mol) is carried out in a bomb calorimeter.
The calorimeter’s hardware has a heat capacity of 1.540 kJ/◦C and is filled with exactly
2.022 L of water. The initial temperature was
26.336◦C. After the combustion, the temperature was 29.849◦C. Analyze this calorimeter
data and determine the molar internal energy
of combustion (∆U) for this octane booster.