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## Homework Statement

Given the following enthalpies calculate the molar heat of combustion of C2H2.

Heat of formation of liquid water: -285.8 kJ/mol

Heat of formation of C2H2 (gas): -26.7 kJ/mol

Heat of formation of CO2 (gas): -393.5 kJ/mol

## Homework Equations

Heat of combustion is heat of products minus heat of reactants.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I balance the equation and I get:

2C2H2 + 5O2 => 4CO2 + 2H2O

The sum of the heat of the products minus the sum of the heat of the reactants, with the heat of oxygen being 0, is 2092.2 kJ.

Since there are two moles of C2H2 being combusted we must divide by 2 and we get 1046.1 kJ/mol.

Since this is combustion this is an exothermic reaction and so the heat of combustion is -1046.1 kJ/mole.

Is this correct?