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Homework Help: Help with Chem Homework

  1. Mar 24, 2005 #1
    Can someone tell me how to write this equation?
    Germanium dioxide (GeO2) is heated with carbon to obtain germanium and carbon monoxide.
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2005 #2
    GeO2 + C + Heat => Ge + CO

    You can balance it yourself, its pretty easy. You wouldnt normally write + heat but I can't draw the enthalpy arrow on here.
     
  4. Mar 24, 2005 #3

    dextercioby

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    Write it

    [tex] GeO_{2}+C+\mathcal{Q}\rightarrow Ge+CO\uparrow [/tex]

    and do the redox.

    Daniel.
     
  5. Mar 25, 2005 #4

    Ouabache

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    Nice LaTex Dan!!, nice touch on CO going off as a gas. I might have used [tex] Q [/tex] instead of [tex] \mathcal{Q} [/tex]. But that's just me. :biggrin: So that is a better symbol for adding heat rather than [tex] \Delta H[/tex] ? :uhh: By the way Dfly, redox is an "advanced" way of reminding you to balance your equation.
     
  6. Mar 26, 2005 #5

    dextercioby

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    Everyone knows that [itex] H [/itex] stands for enthalpy (where it is possible not to confuse it with the hamiltonian),while [itex] Q/\mathcal{Q} [/itex] stands for heat.:wink:

    Daniel.
     
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