Sixth Edition Question 11.87

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Sixth Edition Question 11.87

Postby Dayna Pham 1I » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:54 am

Hello!
Question 11.87 is about the dissociation of a diatomic molecule, Xs 2x.
How do we know this reaction is endothermic?

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Re: Sixth Edition Question 11.87

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:01 am

It take energy to break the chemical bond in the diatomic gas which will need energy input

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Re: Sixth Edition Question 11.87

Postby Ava Kjos 1D » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:32 pm

If you think about it, gases such as oxygen and nitrogen typically exist as 02 and N2 because that is there lowest energy state. Therefore, in order to break this low energy state, energy has to be put into this system, therefore making it endothermic.


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