HW 8.51

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HW 8.51

Postby Jasmine_Bagnas_1D » Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:16 pm

The question asks "The enthalpy of formation of TNT is -67 kj/mol and the density of TNT is 1.65 g/cm. In principle, it could be used as a rocket fuel, with the gases resulting from its decomposition streaming out of the rocket to give the required thrust. In practice, of course, it would be extremely dangerous as a fuel because it is sensitive to shock. Explore its potential as a rocket fuel by calculating its enthalpy density for the reaction: 4(C7H5N3O6)+21O2-->28CO2+10H2O+6N2." Can someone explain how to solve this, I keep getting the wrong sign for my answer.

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Re: HW 8.51

Postby Cinthia_Ramirez_3B » Sun Jan 22, 2017 4:17 pm

Since the question asks to to calculate the enthalpy released per liter for the reaction (exothermic reaction), the negative sign is not necessary.

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