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Isooctane problem

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Isooctane, C8H18, is the component of gasoline from which the term octane derives.
A) Write a balanced equation for the combustion of one mole of isooctane to yield CO2(g) and H2O(l).
B) What is the volume (in liters) of CO2 at STP?
C )The standard molar heat of combustion (delta Hrxn for the reaction is -5,456.6 kJ/mol. Calculate delta Hf for isooctane.

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A.
2 C8H18 + 25 O2 --> 16 CO2 + 18 H2O.
B.
Each mole of C8H18 ...

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This solution looks at an Isooctane problem: balanced combustion equation, standard volume, heat of combustion.

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