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Winter 2014 1C (Bond Enthalpies)

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:26 pm
by Taylor Pio 3H
Why does the answer not take into account the energy to break the three C-H bonds in CH3OH?

Re: Winter 2014 1C (Bond Enthalpies)

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:33 pm
by Lily Wei 1D
Because there are also 3 C-H bonds formed in the products, so they cancel out with each other and aren't taken into the calculation.

Re: Winter 2014 1C (Bond Enthalpies)

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 12:25 am
by Taylor Pio 3H
Thank you!