How do I write the stoichiometric/balanced equation for this reaction?
How much sodium metal and water would have to be used to produce enough heat
to cause the temperature of 1 liter of water in a surrounding water jacket to increase
from 25.00C to 25.50 C? (The specific heat of water is 4.18 J/g C and a density
of 1.00 g/ml can be assumed. )
First write the reaction:
2Na + 2H2O = 2NaOH + H2
The amount of heat required to heat up 1 liter of water:
with m =1kg
c =4.18 ...
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