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Rucha Kulkarni 2A
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Postby Rucha Kulkarni 2A » Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:30 pm

Where exactly is the enthalpy of sublimation value for carbon used in this question?

Vincent Chiang 1L
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Re: 8.67

Postby Vincent Chiang 1L » Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:42 pm

If I'm understanding your question correctly, the value of the standard enthalpy of sublimation of carbon is, it's +717 kJ*mol^(-1), which was written in the question. If I didn't interpret your question correctly, can you clarify the question?

Michelle Dong 1F
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Re: 8.67

Postby Michelle Dong 1F » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:04 am

I'm pretty sure it's because when writing out the standard reaction equation for each of the compounds, carbon's standard state is C(gr) which is a solid, but in order to use bond enthalpies, carbon must be in a gaseous form, so the enthalpy of sublimation for carbon is to convert C(gr) -- solid -- into gas form.

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