How to interpret ∆H

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Paul Adkisson 1D
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How to interpret ∆H

Postby Paul Adkisson 1D » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:21 pm

when ∆H is listed next to a balanced reaction, is it referring the enthalpy corresponding to the stoichiometric coefficients, or is it referring to the reaction enthalpy of 1 mol of product?

Derek Lee 2K
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Re: How to interpret ∆H

Postby Derek Lee 2K » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:59 pm

When it refers to 1 mol of reactants I believe it has a different notation. (the delta H with the little circle). Delta H on its own is just the enthalpy of the reaction as a whole.

samuelkharpatin2b
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Re: How to interpret ∆H

Postby samuelkharpatin2b » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:06 pm

The ∆H listed next to the reaction is the enthalpy of the reaction as a whole. It takes into account the moles of both the reactant and product.


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