IB Chemistry Power Points Topic 05 Energeticswww.pedagogics.ca Lesson Hess’s Law Bond Enthalpies
Some taken fromENTHALPY CHANGES Great thanks to JONATHAN HOPTON & KNOCKHARDY PUBLISHING www.knockhardy.org.uk/sci.htm
HESS’S LAW“The overall enthalpy change of a chemical process isindependent of the path taken”The enthalpy change going from A to B can be found byadding the values of the enthalpy changes for the reactionsA to X, X to Y and Y to B.ΔHr = ΔH1 + ΔH2 + ΔH3
Consider three reactions 1. NaOH(s) + H2O NaOH (aq) + H2O ΔH1 Dissolving solid sodium hydroxide in water This process produces sodium and hydroxide ions ie. NaOH (aq) solution.
2. NaOH (aq) +HCl (aq) NaCl (aq) + H2O ΔH2 Na+ OH- Reacting the sodium hydroxide solution with a hydrochloric acid solution = neutralization
Represented as an enthalpy cycle ΔH3 NaOH (s) + HCl NaCl (aq) + H2O + H2O + HCl ΔH1 ΔH2 NaOH (aq)
Enthalpy of reaction from bond enthalpiesTheory Imagine that, during a reaction, all the bonds of reacting species are broken and the individual atoms join up again but in the form of products. The overall energy change will depend on the difference between the energy required to break the bonds and that released as bonds are made.energy released making bonds > energy used to break bonds ... EXOTHERMICenergy used to break bonds > energy released making bonds ... ENDOTHERMICStep 1 Energy is put in to break bonds to form separate, gaseous atomsStep 2 The gaseous atoms then combine to form bonds and energy is released its value will be equal and opposite to that of breaking the bonds Applying Hess’s Law ΔHr = Step 1 + Step 2
Enthalpy of reaction from bond enthalpies Calculate the enthalpy change for the hydrogenation of etheneDH2 1 x C=C bond @ 611 = 611 kJ 4 x C-H bonds @ 413 = 1652 kJ 1 x H-H bond @ 436 = 436 kJTotal energy to break bonds (reactants) = 2699 kJDH3 1 x C-C bond @ 346 = 346 kJ 6 x C-H bonds @ 413 = 2478 kJTotal energy to break bonds (products) = 2824 kJDH = bonds broken – bonds made = (2699 – 2824) = – 125 kJ
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