Question

Estimate the enthalpy change for the reaction CO(g) + 2 H2(g) --> H3C-O-H(g) (carbon monoxide reactant, methanol product) given the following bond energies:


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  • Bond Energies are: BE(CO triple bond) = 1072 kJ/mol; BE(C=O) = 799 kJ/mol; BE(C-O) = 358 kJ/mol; BE(C-H) = 413 kJ/mol; BE(H-H) = 436 kJ/mol; BE(O-H) = 463 kJ/mol Myia commented 28 days ago
  • Answers are: +276 kJ/mol, -276 kJ/mol, +735 kJ/mol, -735 kJ/mol, -116 kJ/mol Myia commented 28 days ago