Enthalpy Definition Clarification

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Enthalpy Definition Clarification

Postby makenzie2K » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:26 am

I noticed that the definition of enthalpy involves the reaction occurring at a constant pressure. I was wondering if other parameters such as volume must also remain constant?

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Re: Enthalpy Definition Clarification

Postby ian_haliburton_1f » Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:21 pm

I believe that changing the volume of a container in which the reaction occurs would change the pressure (therefore pressure would not be constant) of the gases in said container according to the equation P=(nRT)/V.

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Re: Enthalpy Definition Clarification

Postby Eunice Lee 1A » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:09 pm

Volume would also need to be constant, as pressure and volume are dependent on each other.

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