Bond Enthalpies

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Bond Enthalpies

Postby Tiffany Cao 1D » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:25 pm

Why is using bond enthalpies the most unreliable form of calculating reaction enthalpy?

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Re: Bond Enthalpies

Postby Ryan Sydney Beyer 2B » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:28 pm

I believe that bond enthalpies are the most unreliable method for calculating reaction enthalpies because the bond enthalpies are not specific to the specific molecules in the reaction. Instead, the bond enthalpies are averaged over many different molecules. For example, a C-H bond in one molecule might be different from another molecules based on what else is in the molecule, so the average might be somewhere in the middle.

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Re: Bond Enthalpies

Postby Ammarah 2H » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:10 pm

Are the bond enthalpies for the diatomic molecules accurate or are they also averages?

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Re: Bond Enthalpies

Postby Melodie Oh 2A » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:55 pm

This is because bond enthalpies uses the average bond, and doesn't take the intermolecular forces into account.

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Re: Bond Enthalpies

Postby CalebBurns3L » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:02 am

Bond enthalpies represent averages, and do not accurately represent the enthalpies specific to a certain molecule.

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Re: Bond Enthalpies

Postby 204932558 » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:32 pm

Bond enthalpy is an average value of the energies required to break/form a certain type of bond in MANY MOLECULES. Therefore each molecule's bond enthalpy differs.


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