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One mole of napthalene was burnt in oxygen gas at  constant volume  to give CO2 gas and water at 25 C. The heat evolved was found to be 5138.8kJ.Calculate the heat of reaction at constant pressure.
 

Dear Student,

The heat of combustion at constant volume is given to be - 5138.8 kJ /mol.
Therefore qv = - 5138.8 ​kJ /mol.

The balanced equation of the combustion of naphthalene is : 

C10H8 +12O2 10CO2 +4H2O

So, the change in the number of gaseous molecule n = 10 - 12 = -2

And the relation between qp and qv is: 

qp=qv+ nRT

Substituting the values given : 

qp = - 5138.8 × 103 + (-2×8.314 × 298)     = - 5138800 - 4955      = -5143 × 103 J/ mol      = - 5143.75 KJ/mol

So the heat of reacion at constant pressure is -5143.75 KJ/mol

Regards.

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