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Had a recent midterm and got this question wrong: why is Hess's Law generally not obeyed? Any ideas?
If what I said above is right, then I'm guessing the professor meant why is Hess's Law not obeyed in real world examples where conditions and paths can vary. I feel like he should have included that in the question though....oh well. If what I said isn't right then I wouldn't know under what circumstances Hess's law wouldn't be obeyed either.Can you give an example where it is violated? Since enthalpy is a state function I don't see why it would not be obeyed.