## Enter your answer in the provided box. phosphorus pentachloride is used in the industrial preparation of organic phosphorus compounds. equat

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Enter your answer in the provided box. phosphorus pentachloride is used in the industrial preparation of organic phosphorus compounds. equation 1 shows its preparation from pcl3(l) and cl2(g): (1) pcl3(l) + cl2(g) → pcl5(g) use equations (2) and (3) to calculate δhrxn of equation (1): (2) p4(s) + 6cl2(g) → 4pcl3(l) δh = −1280 kj (3) p4(s) + 10cl2(g) → 4pcl5(g) δh = −1774 kj

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I have a helpful trick for such problems.

Step 1:Write the equation asked with exact moles given in question,

PClu2083+ Clu2082u2192 PClu2085 ——–(1)

Step 2:Write equations given in data along with energies,

Pu2084+ 6Clu2082 u2192 4PClu2083 u0394H = u22121280 kj —–(2)

Pu2084+ 10Clu2082 u2192 4PClu2085 u0394H= u22121774 kj —–(3)

Step 3:Compare the equation 1 with eq 2 and 3 and modify eq 2 and 3 according to eq 1 both in terms of reactant and product and number of moles. For example in eq 1 PClu2083 is on left hand side and its number of moles is one, so, modify eq, 2 according to eq 1 both in terms of moles and reactant product sides. i.e.

By inter converting eq 2, the sign of energy will change from negative to positive, and divide eq 2 with 4, to have its ratio’s equal to eq 1

PClu2083 u2192 1/4 Pu2084 + 1.5 Clu2082 u0394H = +320 KJ

Same steps are done for eq 3, but in this case signs are not changed only moles are changed

1/4Pu2084+ 2.5Clu2082u2192 1/4PClu2085 u0394H= u2212443.5 kj

Now,

Compare both last equations,

PClu2083 u2192 1/4 Pu2084 + 1.5 Clu2082 u0394H = +320 KJ

1/4Pu2084+ 2.5Clu2082u2192 4/4PClu2085 u0394H= u2212443.5 kj

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PClu2083 + Clu2082 u2192 PClu2085

u0394H = -123.5 KJ