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Ch. 5, 8.9, 11.4, 19, & 24.1   thermodynamics & complex ion           test     [90 points]                   AP Chem


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1.  Using thermodynamics, determine / justify if the following reactions are spontaneous at 25 °C:  [10 points]


a.  the decomposition of diamond (into graphite)


b.  the decomposition liquid hydrogen peroxide (into water & oxygen gas)


2.  What is the maximum grams of ice (i.e. solid H2O) at 0 °C that could be melted (to form liquid water at 0 °C) by the completion combustion of 1.0 grams of butane (into its gaseous products)  [15 points]


3.  Compare the thermodynamics of dissolving solid sodium hydroxide versus solid potassium hydroxide in water at 25 °C.  [15 points]


a.  calculate ΔS for each process


b.  what is / are the implication(s) of the difference in the relative value of ΔS for each process; refer / define the term, hydration shell, in your response.


4.  Determine the bond enthalpy of O2 based on the following information 


Bond enthalpy  (kJ / mole)


C – H     413

C – C      348

C = C      614

C – O      358

C = O      799

O – H     463


The complete combustion of 1.0 mole ethane generates 1416 kJ  [15 points]


5.  In regards to the determination of the heat of fusion of water,   [15 points]


a.  list the experimental measurements, not calculations, needed


b. describe its data analysis; include all relevant equations / formulas & the proper sequence of using these equations


6.  Based on the following information,


                Fe2O3  +  3 CO  à  2 Fe  +  3 CO2                     ΔH1 = - 23 kJ

                3 Fe2O3  +  CO  à  2 Fe3O4  +  CO2   ΔH2 = - 39 kJ

                Fe3O4  +  CO  à  3 FeO  +  CO2                         ΔH3 = 18 kJ


determine the change in enthalpy for the reaction   [20 points]


                FeO  +  CO  à  Fe  +  CO2