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Katelyn 2E wrote:Can someone please explain to me why bond enthalpies (method 2) are always positive? Thank you!
Yea np I gotchu girl! In method 2, the bond enthalpy values given are always positive, because the value given represents the amount of kJ/mol required to break the bond. Since breaking the bond requires energy, the process is endothermic and therefore the enthalpy value is positive.
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