RECENT PROBLEMS AND STRATEGIES IN THERMOCHEMISTRY [chapter]

CECIL E. VANDERZEE
1976 Chemical Thermodynamics  
Current trends in thermochemistry involve increasingly complex reaction systems and product mixtures in which equilibria exist or in which competing reactions are part of the source of energy in the process. Illustrations are provided for reduction to the standard state process of results obtained when hydrolyzing solutes or weak electrolytes are present, by secure pathways making maximum use of attainable guidance in reaching the reference state. The hydrolyzing systems illustrated are
more » ... strated are mercuric perchlorate, sodium bicarbonate, and sodium carbonate solutions. The utilization of enthalpy-of-mixing data is also illustrated, and problems relating to the standard state for solids are discussed. In this presentation I shall try to confine my remarks to the subject of thermochemistry, or the energy (enthalpy) changes associated with chemical changes. Such a
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