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Chem notes on reactions

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Chem notes on reactions Chem 107

Alexandra Notetaker
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Notes covering chapter about rates of reactions
General Chemistry I
Dr. Daniel Rivera
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Date Created: 10/17/16
Energy and chemical reactions  Energy: capacity to do work o Radiant energy- from the sun o Thermal energy- associated to motion o Chemical energy- associated to molecular bonds o Nuclear energy- associated to o Potential energy- associated to the position of the object  Energy changes o Heat-> transfer of energy o Temperature->measure of thermal energy o Thermochemistry-> study of heat change in chemical reactions o A system is the specific part of the universe that is the interest in the study  The surrounding is everything else o In a open system: mass and energy exchange o In a closed system: energy exchanges o In an isolated system: nothing is exchanged o Exothermic reaction gives off heat or thermal energy o An endothermic reaction gives of heat of thermal energy o Thermodynamics: scientific study of interconversion of heat and other kinds of energy  State functions: properties that are determined by the state of the system regardless of how the condition was achieved (energy, pressure, volume, temp)  Delta x = xfinalinitial  Laws o First law of thermodynamics: energy is only converted from one form to another but is never created or destroyed  Delta (U system) + delta (U surrounding) = zero o Another form of this equation is o Delta (u) = q + w  Q is heat exchange and w is work done on or by the system o Work done by the system on the surroundings is measured by force X distance  This is not a state function  At a constant pressure q= delta H and W= -P delta V  Enthalpy o Measure of heat flow into and out of a system at constant pressure  This is assuming ideal gas conditions o Enthalpy is products – reactants  Delta H = heat given off or absorbed during a reaction at constant pressure  Enthalpy is negative in a exothermic reaction and positive in a endothermic reaction o Stoichiometric coefficients always refer to to the number of moles in a system  If you reverse a reaction the delta H changes signs  If both sides are multiplied by a factor of n, then delta H must change also  The physical states of all reactants and products must be specified in the reaction  Specific heat o Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of substance by one degree celcius o Heat capacity: substance is amount of heat required to raise the temperature of given quantity of substance by now degree celcius  Constant volume calorimetry o Measure different temperatures after combustion has occurred/ uses water (poor conductor)  Constant pressure calorimetry o Reaction occurs with a Pressure o Measures changes in enthalpy  Acid-bases reactions are generally exothermic o Before any calculation can be done, must first write the neutralization reaction o Then write the specific heats of the products – the specific heat of the reactants o You may have to convert from grams to moles using the reaction equation  Standard enthalpy of formation o Used as a reference point for enthalpy expression o Delta H 0f o SEF is the heat change that results when 1 mole of a compound is formed from its elements at a pressure of 1 atm o SEF of any element in its most stable form zero o Sum of SEF of the products – the SEF of the reactants o The charge in the enthalpy is the same whether or not it happens in one step or two steps or many steps : state function o Eliminate spectators from reactants and products  Manipulating the given equations to look at the give main equation add up the calculated #’s


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