Calculate the work done when 50 g of iron dissolves in hydrochloric acid in (a) a closed vessel and (b) an open beaker.
Hint: Use the ideal gas law and equations to determine amount of work done when a gas expands.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 5:41 pm ad1c9bdddf
Step 1: Write a balanced chemical equation to describe the reaction
Fe (s) + 2HCl (aq) --> FeCl2 (aq) + H2 (g)
From the above equation, we know that one mole of gas is generated for each mole of ...
This solution provides a step by step explanation of how to use the ideal gas law to calculate the amount of work done as a result of a chemical reaction that generates gas.