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Bond energy

  1. Jun 13, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    by means of a balanced equation, including state symbols, illustrate the term the average C-H bond energy in methane.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    i know what that all the C-H bonds in methane are not the same, and the mean of these bond energies give the average bond energy. but what equation i am supposed to write?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jun 13, 2008 #2
    Well the mean bond energy for methane is 1/4 the enthalpy for the reaction

    CH4(g) -> C(g) + 4H(g)

    I'm not sure if that helps you with your question.
  4. Jun 13, 2008 #3
    yeah that makes sense!!!

  5. Aug 31, 2009 #4
    hello ,
    Can we calculate the total bonding energy of methane molecule if we know the total energies of ch4 , c and h (calculated using DFT)if yes then ho ???
    thanks in advance
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2009
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