Full Lab Manual
Introduction & Goals
Chemistry & Background
In Your Write-up
In this experiment you will determine the standard molar enthalpy of formation of magnesium oxide, MgO. This is given the symbol and is the enthalpy change for the reaction Mg(s) + 1/2 O2(g) MgO (s). You will determine the value of for one mole of MgO by using Hess's Law and the enthalpy changes of several other solution reactions that are more easily performed and observed.
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