How do you calculate the enthalpy change for the reaction #2C_8H_18(l) + 17O_2(g) -> 16CO(g) + 18H_2O(l)#? #DeltaH^o"_(rxn) =?#

Given;
#2C_8H_18(l) + 17O_2(g) -> 16CO(g) + 18H_2O(l)# #DeltaH^o"_(rxn) = -11,020 kJ#
#2CO(g) + O_2(g) -> 2CO_2(g)# #DeltaH^o"_f = -566.0 kJ#

1 Answer
Dec 11, 2016

Answer:

Are you sure you have copied the question down correctly?

Explanation:

You want #DeltaH# for:

#2C_8H_18(l) + 17O_2(g) rarr 16CO(g) + 18H_2O(l)#, and then you give us the thermodynamic reaction for precisely this equation. I suspect you want the parameters for the complete combustion of octane:

#C_8H_18(l) + 25/2O_2(g) rarr 8CO_2(g) + 9H_2O(l)#