## Hess's Law

Felicia1E
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### Hess's Law

Hey does anyone know what Hess's Law is? Did they go over that in Lavelle's 14A?

Cynthia Ulloa
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### Re: Hess's Law

I think this is a topic we will be covering in 14B soon

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### Re: Hess's Law

We did not go over Hess's Law in 14A and I believe that it will be covered later in the quarter in the thermodynamics outline.

Laura Gong 3H
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### Re: Hess's Law

I think we will use Hess's Law solve for the total enthalpy of a reaction. It proves that enthalpy is a state function. (It can be added or subtracted easily because it is not dependent on the reaction's pathway.)

Katelyn Phan 2A
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### Re: Hess's Law

Hess's Law is taught in Chem 14B like stated above. It's used to calculate the total enthalpy of the rxn using the separate enthalpies of rxns in between.

Xinyi Zeng 4C
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### Re: Hess's Law

I'm in Lecture 4 and we just went through Hess's Law today during the 3pm lecture. Hess's Law states that enthalpy changes are additive (since enthalpy is a state function). Therefore, enthalpy at each step of a multi-step reaction can be added to give the total enthalpy change.

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