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Reaction energy for polymerization of polychloroprene

  1. Jan 12, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Please see attached for problem statement and table of bond energies. My chemistry background is awful and this is from a materials science textbook. The question is, how would I approach/solve 2.31 (only parts b and c).


    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    We go from two double bonds (C= C) and a single bond (C - C) to two single bonds (C-C) and one double bond (C= C)
    (2*3.7E5 + 6.8E5) - (2*6.8E5) = 60 kJ/mole

    The molecular mass of the 'mer' is 88.53 g/mole.
    1kg/88.53g = 11.30 moles
    60 kJ/mole * 11.30 mole = 678 kJ

    I know both of these are the correct answer, but I just need verification of my problem setup.

    Thanks.
     

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