HW Problem 8.93

$w=-P\Delta V$
and
$w=-\int_{V_{1}}^{V_{2}}PdV=-nRTln\frac{V_{2}}{V_{1}}$

Derek_Petrosian_3I
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HW Problem 8.93

a) Calculate the work that must be done against the atmosphere for the expansion of the gaseous products in the combustion of 1.00 mol C6H6 (l) at 25 degrees Celsius and 1 bar.

In the solutions manual, the products of this combustion are CO2 gas and liquid water. Why is water liquid here and not gas?

Kathrin Magdalani 3J
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Re: HW Problem 8.93

The products of a combustion reaction are always carbon dioxide and water.