Homework 8.49

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Homework 8.49

Postby Sonia Perez 1G » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:29 pm

The homework problem reads:
Oxygen difluoride is a colorless, very poisonous gas that reacts rapidly with water vapor to produce O2, HF, and heat:

OF2 + H2O--> O2 + 2HF delta H= -318 kj
What is the change in internal energy for the reaction of 1.00 mol OF2?

I do not understand why the formula PV=nRT is used to solve this problem, when no volume or pressure are indicated.

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Re: Homework 8.49

Postby WhitneyLaValle4A » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:25 am

If no pressure or volume are indicated then it is used to find the number of moles or temperature as R is given

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Re: Homework 8.49

Postby Diego Zavala 2I » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:37 pm

and . Since we are not given volume or external pressure, we substitute -PV for nRT (PV=nRT).

Hence, we get the equation

= (3 moles of gas in products)-(2 moles of gas in reactants)= 1

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Re: Homework 8.49

Postby April P 1C » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:34 am

How did you get T=298?

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Re: Homework 8.49

Postby miznaakbar » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:16 pm

Since the question doesn't specify, we can assume it is at room temperature (which is 298K).

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