Enthalpy of phase change

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Katie Frei 1L
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Enthalpy of phase change

Postby Katie Frei 1L » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:08 pm

In the example given in class, to calculate the net enthalpy change of the reaction of Br2(l) becoming 2Br(g), why is the change of enthalpy of vaporization added to the change of bond enthalpy?

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Re: Enthalpy of phase change

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:30 pm

Because it has two components, one the energy required to break the bonds and the other is the energy required to vaporize the Br

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Re: Enthalpy of phase change

Postby Cameron_Greenberg_3C » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:37 pm

When a phase change occurs in the reaction, there is an additional enthalpy change that must be accounted for on top of the normal reaction enthalpy. The enthalpies of molecules are different in different states.

Matthew Choi 2H
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Re: Enthalpy of phase change

Postby Matthew Choi 2H » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:57 am

There are two parts to the process in which Br2 becomes 2Br. One part is the breaking of the bond between Br2, and the second part is the vaporization of Br2 to a gas.

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Re: Enthalpy of phase change

Postby Danielle_Gallandt3I » Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:59 am

If the Br2 to 2Br stayed in the same phase then you would not have to consider the vaporization of Br, but since there is a phase change, this must be considered on top of the bonds of the molecule being broken

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Re: Enthalpy of phase change

Postby CHEM 14B Lover » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:37 pm

Breaking Br2 into 2Br doesn't automatically make the 2Br a gas.


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