Chemistry
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Consider this combination reaction: 2Mg(s)+O2(g)→2MgO(s) ΔH=−1204 kJ What is the enthalpy for the decomposition of 1 mole of MgO(s) into Mg(s) and O2(g)?

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tatametha

Since the decomposition of MgO is the reverse of the reaction you have given us. The sign will be reversed: 2MgO -> 2Mg + O2 =  1204 kJ Divide by two: MgO -> Mg + 1/2 O2 = 602 kJ

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