Enthalpy of formation

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Sydney Tay 2B
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Enthalpy of formation

Postby Sydney Tay 2B » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:30 pm

Can someone explain what the difference is between a standard enthalpy and the enthalpy of formation? And in which situations they should be used in.

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Re: Enthalpy of formation

Postby hazelyang2E » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:37 pm

Standard reaction enthalpy is ΔH when all of the reactants and products are in their standard states at 1 atm. Standard Enthalpy of Formation is ΔH for the formation of 1 mole of a substance from its elements in their most stable form. I believe standard reaction enthalpy relates more to the transformation that occurs during any chemical reaction, while the standard enthalpy of formation relates more specifically to the formation of a compound.


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