Enthalpy of atomization

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Sammy Toscano 1D
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Enthalpy of atomization

Postby Sammy Toscano 1D » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:02 pm

For problems such as part b. of 8.67, where are we able to find the values to "atomize" elements. Also, what exactly is meant by this, instead of just the energy to break/form bonds?

KVu 3G
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Re: Enthalpy of atomization

Postby KVu 3G » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:55 pm

I believe the enthalpy of atomization is the enthalpy change associated with breaking apart a molecule into it's individual substances.

For example, the enthalpy of atomization for H2O would be the sum of the bond enthalpies to split the molecule into it's individual atoms.

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