Ch. 10 & 14  thermodynamics              test                 [90 points]                               honors Chem


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1.  2.50 grams solid NaOH was dissolved in 50.0 mL water; the water’s initial temperature is 21.0 °C.  [20 points]

a.  write the chemical equation describing this process; include notation of its phase (i.e. g, l, s, aq)

b.  determine the change in enthalpy of the above reaction

c.  how much heat would be consumed / generated  by 2.50 g of sodium hydroxide dissolving in water ?

d.  what is the change in temperature ?

e.  what is the final temperature (before it returns to its original temperature) of the water after the addition of the sodium hydroxide ?



2.  50.0 gram piece of  metal (it’s specific heat is 0.50 J / (g-°C)) was allowed to equilibrate for awhile in a 100.0 °C boiling water bath then transferred to a calorimeter containing 75.0 mL water at 21.0 °C.  What is the final temperature of the water (i.e. its highest temperature before it returns to its original temperature) in the calorimeter ?  [10 points]



3.  Ethanol, C2H5OH, melts at – 114 °C and boils at 78 °C.  The enthalpy of fusion is 5.02 kJ / mol and its enthalpy of vaporization is 38.56 kJ / mol.  The specific heats of solid, liquid, and gas is 0.97 J / g-°C, 2.3 J /g-°C, and 1.88 J / g-°C, respectively.  How much heat to convert 50.0 g of ethanol at -150 °C to vapor phase at 78 °C ?  [25 points]



4.  Given the following data  [20 points]


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

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

            Fe3O4  +   CO  à  3 FeO  +  CO2                     Δ H = 18 kJ


calculate Δ H for the reaction

            FeO  +  CO  à  Fe  +  CO2.



5.  Predict and rationalize the sign of ΔS: negative, zero, or positive – in the reaction?  [15 points]

a.  the combustion of gaseous ethane, C2H6

b.  mixing aqueous solutions of silver nitrate and sodium carbonate

c.  dissolving solid calcium chloride in water