Chapter 8 Question 49


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Chapter 8 Question 49

Postby William_Lee_Dis_3H » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:08 pm

For chapter 8 question 49, when we are calculating the work using -delta nRT, the question never states the temperature but the solutions manual uses a temperature of 298 K; standard room temperature. Are we supposed to assume that the temperature is 25 degrees Celsius even though the question never explicitly told us the temperature?

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Re: Chapter 8 Question 49

Postby Kevin Pham 2G » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:17 pm

According to the textbook, "most thermochemical data are reported for 298.15 K (25 C)", so I think it is safe to assume that the temperature convention for our HW problems is 298.15 K (25 C), unless otherwise stated.


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