Chemical Energetics

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3.1 Heats of Combustion, Neutralization, Reaction and Solution

Energy content of common fuels.

  • Wherever possible these terms should be introduced through experiments.


Simple energy level diagrams

3.3 Hess' Law

Experimental justification and simple calculations.

  • The relationship of Hess' law to energy level diagram and thermo-chemical cycles should be brought out.


Students should be made aware that delta-H is not the sole driving force in a reaction and that endothermic reactions proceed spontaneously.

  • Only delta-H is considered in this section.

For reactions of gases (enthalpy of reaction at constant volume) and delta-H (enthalpy of reaction at constant pressure are not the same but the difference can be ignored. Most laboratory experiments are done at constant pressure and delta-H changes are measured.