Homework Problem 8.37

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Saloni Patel 1H
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Homework Problem 8.37

Postby Saloni Patel 1H » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:17 pm

I do not understand why in this problem the equation for the enthalpy of vaporization is not used, but instead is used? should it not be the intial equation we learned that is ?

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Re: Homework Problem 8.37

Postby 504650118 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:09 pm

We use the first equation you mention because that's the only information given in the problem. You can also find the enthalpy of vaporization by the second equation but we are not given the enthalpy values for the liquid and vapor. We do know that enthalpy of vaporization is the heat required to vaporize the liquid, so we just take the amount of heat needed and divide it by the number of mols to find the energy needed to vaporize a mol of the substance. (Part B gives the substance in grams, so you must convert that to mols).

Estefania Lima 2G
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Re: Homework Problem 8.37

Postby Estefania Lima 2G » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:11 pm

We cannot use because we are not given those values. The problem gives us a ratio of kJ to moles, (which are the units for enthalpy) so we can use that ratio to find . You can look at it like a proportion:
What you get when you solve for x is the value of the enthalpy of vaporization.

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