Remaining Reactants

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Remaining Reactants

Postby Aarthi_Lakshmi_2A » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:34 pm

In most cases, some of the reactants won't be used up (a.k.a. They are NOT limiting reactants); does that affect the standard reaction enthalpy when one calculates delta H reaction by subtracting delta H reactants from delta H products? If so, how? Sorry for not putting the standard reaction enthalpy calculation in equation form.

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Re: Remaining Reactants

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:55 pm

Do you have an example you can provide where this would be applicable? I am having a hard time thinking of a case where it could affect the enthalpy of reaction.

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