Bond Enthalpies in the Gas Phase

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Bond Enthalpies in the Gas Phase

Postby Tam To 1B » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:48 pm

When calculating enthalpy using bond enthalpies, do the calculations apply only for gaseous substances? If so, how do you know when to add or subtract the enthalpy of vaporization to change a liquid reactant or product?

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Re: Bond Enthalpies in the Gas Phase

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:45 pm

Calculating the enthalpy of a reaction using average bond enthalpies is already an approximation, so it usually doesn't matter as long as the reactant and product are both in the same phase.

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