What effect, if any, would using nitric acid instead of hydrochloric acid in the reaction
NaOH(s) + HCl(aq) --> NaCl(aq) + H2O(l)
have on the enthalpy changes measured in an experiment?
The Attempt at a Solution
I have no idea. Some experimental values I found online suggest that using nitric acid would give a lower enthalpy change value? But I wish to know the reasoning behind this.