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Calculate the heat of combustion of cyclohexatriene using the bond energies for C=C,C-C, and CH provided below. The actual value measured experimentally is 3331.2 KJ/mol. What is the percentage difference between the measured and calculated value?

Bond Energy [kj (kcal)}:
C=C 611 (146)

C-C 350 (83)

CH 420 (100).

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Cyclohexatriene is composed of 3 C-C bonds, 3 C=C bonds and 6 C-H bonds

During combustion, all these covalent bonds are broken ...

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