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Do O2 gas and diphosphate combust at approx 40 degrees C?

  1. Nov 26, 2003 #1
    If you were to introduce diphosphate and oxygen to one another at apporx 40 degrees celcius, would they combust instantaneously?
     
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  3. Nov 26, 2003 #2
    Try to find the enthalphy of formation to see if it is exothermic. To see if this reaction proceeds at the temperature you indicated process this information into the standard Gibbs equation which includes standard change of enthalphy and entropy with the temperature variable as well. Hope this helps.
     
  4. Nov 26, 2003 #3
    Sorry, you lost me totally. I'm only 15 years old and haven't had any formal chemistry training, so I've no idea what gibbs equation is at all...
     
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