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Homework Help: Finding the Volume of Methane at the Given Conditions

  1. Jun 14, 2012 #1
    Long title, I know! :tongue:

    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The heat of combustion of methane ([itex]\text{CH}_4[/itex]) is [itex]890.4 \ \text{kJ/mol}[/itex] and the heat of capacity of [itex]\text{H}_2\text{O}[/itex] is [itex]75.2 \ \text{J}/\text{mol}\cdot\text{K}[/itex] and that the heat capacity of [itex]\text{H}_2\text{O}[/itex] is [itex]37.7 \ \text{J}/\text{mol}\cdot\text{K}[/itex], calculate the heat of fusion of water at [itex]-10 \ { }^{\circ}\text{C}[/itex].

    2. Relevant equations

    I really don't know. I'm truly confused.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    From the given information, I was thinking of finding the mass of methane, but then I would need the density of methane, which was never mentioned in my textbook. So I highly doubt my thoughts are even on the right track.

    Any start/hint to a solution would be highly helpful and appreciated!
    Thanks in advance,
    ~ Ahaan.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2012
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  3. Jun 15, 2012 #2
    This problem should be restated. As it is stated, it does not make sense. You have stated any conditions.
  4. Jun 15, 2012 #3
    Ah. Now I don't feel so guilty for not getting it. It was a challenge problem in my textbook, so I didn't make it. Sorry about that and thanks! End of thread.
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