## Phase changes

Abigail Menchaca_1H
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### Phase changes

How do phase changes play a role in standard enthalpy calculations?

Kate Osborne 1H
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### Re: Phase changes

Some of the energy that is used to heat up something is also used to create a phase change, so there could be no measurable change in heat while there was heat absorbed.

MaggieHan1L
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### Re: Phase changes

standard enthalpy changes will be in a certain phase and sometimes you have to add enthalpy of phase changes to calculate enthalpy of reactions.

Gerald Bernal1I
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### Re: Phase changes

In order for a phase change to happen enough heat or energy has to be applied to overcome the phase and then the bond. That is why when you use the second method you add the heat of fusion or vaporization to the bond enthalpy to get the enthalpy of the reaction.

Rhea Shah 2F
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### Re: Phase changes

Although the temperature of a sample remains the same, heat is being supplied in order to provide the energy needed for a phase change. This is why the heating curve for water is horizontal at times. In calculations, the enthalpy for the phase change must be added to the bond enthalpies in order to get the correct answer.

Eesha Sohail 1D
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### Re: Phase changes

On the heating curve, one axis is temperature, but can someone explain what exactly temperature means on a molecular level vs heat?

ABombino_2J
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### Re: Phase changes

Phase changes take up a large amount of heat so although heat is being supplied, the temperature does not change until the threshold for the new phase is reached.

SimranSangha4I
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### Re: Phase changes

The phase would require a certain amount of energy to change. Within enthalpy, the phase change needs to be combined with the bond enthalpy.

Long Luong 2H
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### Re: Phase changes

Eesha Sohail 1D wrote:On the heating curve, one axis is temperature, but can someone explain what exactly temperature means on a molecular level vs heat?

Heat deals with thermal energy, whereas temperature is the molecular kinetic energy (the molecules moving around in the ice/water/vapor).