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  • Thermochemistry helps in evaluation of enthalpy or heat release/absorption of a system undergoing numerous temperature changes and phase...
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Thermochemistry helps in evaluation of enthalpy or heat release/absorption of a system undergoing numerous temperature changes and phase...
Thermochemistry helps in evaluation of enthalpy or heat release/absorption of a system undergoing numerous temperature changes and phase transitions. The calculations use known values of heat capacity at constant pressure (Cp) and molar or per gram enthalpy of phase transition. Amount of compound can be defined in grams or moles, in a way that Cp and enthalpy units would match.App provides enthalpy values for each step. Negative enthalpy points to exothermic process heat release, while positive one to endothermic - heat absorption.Calorimetry section provides means for evaluation of the heat capacity of calorimeter and for finding equilibrium temperature of mixed system. Forward arrow button sets the final temperature of the mixture. Backward arrow button sets missing temperature or heat capacity of one of the components. Enthalpy values show heat flow for each component. Example of problems solved by Thermochemistry application (screenshots):Problem 1: Calculate the amount of energy required to change 100.0 g of ice at -15.0 C to steam at 125.0 C. Known values:Heat of melting = 334.16 J g1 Heat of vaporization = 2259 J g1 specific heat capacity for solid water (ice) = 2.06 J g1 K1 specific heat capacity for liquid water = 4.184 J g1 K1 specific heat capacity for gaseous water (steam) = 2.02 J g1K1Solution:1) Heating of 100.0 g of ice from -15.0C to 0.0C:(100.0 g) (15.0 K) (2.06 J g1 K1) = 3090 J2) Melting of 100.0 g of ice:(100.0 g) (334.16 J g1) = 33416 J3) Heating of 100.0 g of liquid water from zero to 100.0 Celsius:(100.0 g) (100.0 K) (4.184 J g1 K1) = 41840 J4) Evaporations of 100.0 g of liquid:(100.0 g) (2259 J g1) = 225900 J5) Heating of 100.0 g of steam from 100.0 to 125.0 Celsius:(100.0 g) (25.0 K) (2.02 J g1 K1) = 5050 J 6) Addition of the results:3090 + 33416 + 41840 + 225900 + 5050 = 309.3 kJ Problem 2: Determine the heat capacity of a coffee-cup calorimeter. During calibration 100.0 g of water at 58.5 C has been added to 100.0 g of water, already in the calorimeter, at 22.8 C. Calculate the heat capacity of the calorimeter in J/C, if final temperature of the water is 39.7 C. (Specific heat of water is 4.184 J/g C.)Solution:1) Heat given up by warm water:q = (100.0 g) (18.8 C) (4.184 J/g C) = 7865.92 J 2) Heat absorbed by water in the calorimeter:q = (100.0 g) (16.9 C) (4.184 J/g C) = 7070.96 J 3) The difference was absorbed by the calorimeter:7865.92 - 7070.96 = 794.96 J 4) Calorimeter constant:794.96 J / 16.9 C = 47.0 J/C Problem 3: Determine the final temperature when 10.0 g of aluminum at 130.0 C mixes with 200.0 grams of water at 25.0 C.Please note the starting temperature of the metal is above the boiling point of water. In reality, the sample may vaporize a tiny amount of water, but we will assume it does not for the purposes of the calculation.Solution:1) The colder water will warm up and the warmer metal will cool down. The whole mixture will equilibrate up at the same temperature. The energy which "flowed" out of the warmer metal equals the energy which "flowed" into the colder water:Qaluminum = Qwater(10) (130 - x) (0.901) = (200.0 )(x - 25) (4.18)2) Noting that 200/10 = 20, I get:117.13 - 0.901x = 83.6x - 2090x = 26.12 C. Important! Water didnt cross temperature of phase transition vaporization; otherwise calculation would be more complex. Calculation of reaction standard Gibbs free energy:For the general reaction aA + bB -> cC + dDGrxn = cGf(C) + dGf(D) - aGf(A) - bGf(B) Example: Calculate the Gibbs free energy for the following reaction at 25 C.Cu (s) + H2O (g) -> CuO (s) + H2 (g)Grxn = Gf(CuO (s)) Gf(H2O (g)) = (129.7 kJ/mol) (228.6 kJ/mol)= 98.9 kJ/molGf = 0; for elements in their standard state by definition.At equilibrium, G = 0! Important points Application uses dot as a decimal separator. Special attention should be paid for units consistency.

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March 23, 2016
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May 5, 2016
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