## 8.49

Gabriela Carrillo 1B
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### 8.49

In the solution manual, why are delta H and q shown to be the same when solving for internal energy?

Kyle Sheu 1C
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### Re: 8.49

Under conditions of constant pressure, deltaH = q because the work of expansion terms cancel out:

H = U + PV
deltaH = deltaU + PdeltaV
deltaH = q + w +PdeltaV
w = -PexdeltaV
deltaH = q - PdeltaV + PdeltaV

deltaH = q

Jessica Lutz 2E
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### Re: 8.49

Kyle Sheu 1C wrote:Under conditions of constant pressure, deltaH = q because the work of expansion terms cancel out:

H = U + PV
deltaH = deltaU + PdeltaV
deltaH = q + w +PdeltaV
w = -PexdeltaV
deltaH = q - PdeltaV + PdeltaV

deltaH = q

Is there a situation where deltaH does not equal q that we need to know?

Gevork 2E
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### Re: 8.49

Hi,

So usually we are told that a reaction is occurring under constant pressure, which makes it viable to have delta H = q. However, if the reaction is not occurring at a constant pressure, then you need to account for this and hence your delta H is not going to equal q. I have not seen a question like this personally, but I guess it is a concept we have covered and therefore possibly on the midterm.

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