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Because since it is a state function only the endpoints count not the path taken. Another way to think of enthalpy is the heat content at a standard pressure. There is a khan academy video that can help explain a bit more.
Since enthalpy is a state property, only its present state is taken into account. Thus, the paths taken to reach that present state do not matter, since only the current state matters. However, the intermediary states are still taken into account, for example with phase changes, or with the bond enthalpies for bonds broken and bonds formed.
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