# INTRODUCTION

The word ‘thermodynamics’ implies flow of heat. It deals with energy changes accompanying all
types of physical and chemical processes.
It helps to lay down the criteria for predicting feasibility or spontaneity of a process, including a
chemical reaction, under a given set of conditions. It also helps to determine the extent to which a
process, including a chemical reaction, can proceed before attainment of equilibrium.
Thermodynamics is based on two generalizations called the first and second law of
thermodynamics. These are based on human experience.
SOME BASIC TERMS
System
A system is defined as any specified portion of matter under study which is separated from the
rest of the universe with a bounding surface. A system may consist of one or more substances.
Surroundings
The rest of the universe which might be in a position to exchange energy and matter with the
system is called the surroundings.
Types of system
(i) Isolated system
A system which can exchange neither energy nor matter with its surrounding is called an isolated
system.
(ii) Open system
A system which can exchange matter as well as energy with its surroundings is said to be an
open system.
(iii) Closed system
A system which can exchange energy but not matter with its surroundings is called a closed
system.
Macroscopic properties
The properties associated with a macroscopic system (i.e. consisting of large number of particles)
are called macroscopic properties. These properties are pressure, volume, temperature,
composition, density etc.
Extensive and Intensive properties
An extensive property of a system is that which depends upon the amount of the substance
present in the system like mass, volume and energy.
An intensive property of a system is that which is independent of the amount of the substance
present in the system like temperature, pressure, density, concentration, viscosity, surface
tension, refractive index etc.
State of a system
When macroscopic properties of a system have definite values, the system is said to be in
definite state. Whenever there is a change in any one of the macroscopic properties, the system
is said to change into a different state. Thus, the state of a system is fixed by its macroscopic
properties.
State variables
Since the state of a system changed with change in any of the macroscopic properties, these
properties are called state variables or the thermodynamics parameters which depends only upon
the initial and final states of the system and independent of the manner as to how the change is
brought are called state functions. Some common state functions are internal energy, enthalpy,
entropy, free energy, pressure, temperature, volume etc.
Thermodynamic equilibrium
A system in which the macroscopic properties do not undergo any change with time is said to be
in thermodynamic equilibrium.
Thermodynamic process and their types
The operation by which a system changes form one state to another is called a process.
Whenever a system changes from one state to another it is accompanied by change in energy. In
case of open systems, there may be change of matter as well.
The following types of process are known
Isothermal process
A process is said to be isothermal if the temperature of the system remains constant during each
stage of the process.
A process is said to be adiabatic if the heat enters or leaves the system during any step of the
process.
Isobaric process
A process is said to be isobaric if the pressure of the system remains constant during each step
of the process.
Illustration 1. Thermodynamics is concerned with
(A) total energy in a system (B) energy changes in a system
(C) rate of a chemical change (D) mass changes in nuclear reactions
Solution: (B)
Isochoric Process
A process is said to be isochoric if the volume of the system
remains constant during each step of the process.
Reversible and Irreversible process
A process which is carried out infinitesimally slowly in such a
manner that the system remains almost in a state of
equilibrium at every stage or a process carried out
infinitesimally slowly so that the driving force is only
infinitesimally greater than the opposing force is called a
reversible process.

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Isothermal
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Any process which does not take place in the above manner i.e. a process which does not take
place infinitesimally slowly, is said to be an irreversible process.
In fact, all the natural processes are irreversible processes.
INTERNAL ENERGY
Every substance is associated with a definite amount of energy which depends upon its chemical
nature as well as upon its temperature, pressure and volume. This energy is known as internal
energy. Internal energy of the system is the energy possessed by all its constituent molecules.
Internal energy is a state property i.e. its value depends only upon the state of the substance but
does not depend upon how that state is achieved. The absolute value of internal energy of a
substance can not be determined. However determining the absolute values of internal energies
is neither necessary nor required. It is the change in internal energy accompanying a chemical or
a physical process that is of interest and this is a measurable quantity.
The first law of thermodynamics
The first law of thermodynamics states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed,
although it can be transformed from one form to another. This is also known as the law of
conservation of energy.
MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION OF FIRST LAW
Let UA be the energy of a system in its state A and UB be the energy in its state B. Suppose the
system while undergoing change from state A to state B absorbs heat q from the surroundings
and also performs some work (mechanical or electrical), equal to w. The absorption of heat by
the system tends to raise the energy of the system. The performance of work by the system, on
the other hand, tends to lower the energy of the system because performance of work requires
expenditure of energy. Hence the change of internal energy, ∆U, accompanying the above
process will be given by
B A
U U U q w ∆ · − · −
In general, if in a given process the quantity of heat transferred from the surrounding to the
system is q and work done in the process is w, then the change in internal energy,
∆U = q + w
This is the mathematical statement of the first law of thermodynamics.
If work is done by the surroundings on the system (as during the compression of a gas), w is
taken as positive so that ∆U = q + w. if however work is done by the system on the surroundings
(as during the expansion of a gas), w is taken as negative so that ∆U = q – w.
Illustration 2. 1 mole of ideal monoatomic gas at 27°C expands adiabatically against a constant
external pressure of 1.5 atm from a volume of 4dm
3
to 16 dm
3
.
Calculate (i) q (ii) w and (iii) ∆U
Solution: (i) Since process is adiabatic ∴ q = 0
(ii) As the gas expands against the constant external pressure.
W = ( )
2 1
P V 1.5 V V − ∆ · − −
= ( )
3
1.5 16 4 18 atm dm − − · −
(iii) ∆U = q + w = ( )
3
0 18 18 atm dm + − · −
Exercise 1.
Calculate the internal energy change, when a system absorbs 5 KJ of heat and does
1 KJ of work.
ENTHALPY OF A SYSTEM
The quantity U + PV is known as the enthalpy of the system and is denoted by H. It represents
the total energy stored in the system. Thus
H = U + PV
It may be noted that like internal energy, enthalpy is also an extensive property as well as a state
function. The absolute value of enthalpy can not be determined, however the change in enthalpy
can be experimentally determined.
∆H = ∆U + ∆(PV)
Various kinds of processes:
(i) Isothermal reversible expansion of an Ideal gas: Since internal energy of an Ideal gas
is a function of temperature and it remains constant throughout the process hence
∆E = 0 and ∆H = ∆E + ∆PV
Q
∆E = 0
and P1V1 = P2V2 at constant temperature for a given amount of the gas
∴∆H= 0
Calculation of q and w:
Q
∆E = q + w
For an Isothermal process, w = -q
This shows that in an Isothermal expansion, the work done by the gas is equal to amount
of heat absorbed.
and w = - n RT ln(V2/V1) = - n RT ln(P1/P2).
Illustration 3. 10 gm of Helium at 127°C is expanded isothermally from 100 atm to 1 atm
Calculate the work done when the expansion is carried out (i) in single step (ii) in
three steps the intermediate pressure being 60 and 30 atm respectively and (iii)
reversibly.
Solution: (i) Work done = V.∆P
V =
5
5
10 8.314 400
83.14 10
4 100 10

× ¸ _
× · ×

×
¸ ,
m
3

So W =
5
83.14
10
(100-1)× 10
5
= 8230.86 J.
(ii) In three steps
VI = 83.14× 10
-5
m
3

WI

= (83.14× 10
-5
)× (100-60)× 10
5
= 3325.6 Jules
V II =
5 3
5
2.5 8.314 400
138.56 10 m
60 10

× ×
· ×
×
WII = V. ∆P
WII = 138.56× 10
-5
(60-30)× 10
5
= 4156.99 ≈ 4157 J.
VIII =
5 3
5
2.5 8.314 400
277.13 10 m
30 10

× ×
· ×
×
WIII = 277.13× 10
-5
(30-1)× 10
5
WIII = 8036.86 J.
W total = WI + WII + WIII
= 3325.6+4156.909+8036.86 = 15519.45 J.
(iii) For reversible process
W = 2.303 nRT log
1
2
P
P
= 2.303 ×
10 100
8.314 400 log
4 1
¸ _ ¸ _
× × ×

¸ , ¸ ,
W = 38294.28 Jules
Exercise 2.
Calculate the final volume of one mole of an ideal gas initially at 0°C and 1 atm
pressure, if it absorbs 1000 cal of heat during a reversible isothermal expansion.
Exercise 3.
Carbon monoxide is allowed to expand isothermally and reversibly from 10m
3
to 20
m
3
at 300 K and work obtained is 4.754 KJ. Calculate the number of moles of carbon
monoxide.
(ii) Adiabatic Reversible Expansion of an Ideal gas:
Q
q = 0
∴∆E= -w.
Total change in the internal energy is equal to external work done by the system.
∴Work done by the system = ∆E= Cv∆T.
and Cp-Cv = R
On dividing all the terms by Cv.
p
v
v v v
C
C R
C C C
− ·
p
v
C
C
· γ
v
R
( 1)
C
∴ γ − ·
and Cv
R
( 1)
·
γ −
2
1
T
T
R
w dT
( 1)
∴ ·
γ −

2 1
R
w (T T )
( 1)
· −
γ −
and ∆H = ∆E + P∆V.
Thus if T2>T1, w = +ve i.e. work is done on the system.
Thus if T2<T1, w = -ve i.e. work is done by the system.
Limitations of the first law. Need for the second law
A major limitation of the first law of thermodynamics is that its merely indicates that in any
process there is an exact equivalence between the various forms of energies involved, but it
provides no information concerning the spontaneity or feasibility of the process. For example, the
first law does not indicate whether heat can flow from a cold end to a hot end or not.
The answers to the above questions are provided by the second law of thermodynamics.
Spontaneous and non – spontaneous process
If in the expansion of a gas the opposing pressure is infinitesimally smaller than the pressure of
the gas, the expansion takes place infinitesimally slowly i.e. reversible. If however, the opposing
pressure is much smaller than the pressure of the gas the expansion takes place rapidly i.e.
irreversibly. Natural processes are spontaneous and irreversible.
SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS
The second law of Thermodynamics helps us to determine the direction in which energy can be
transformed. It also helps us to predict whether a given process or chemical reaction can occur
spontaneously or not.
According to Kelvin: “It is impossible to use a cyclic process to extract heat from a reservoir and
to convert it into work without transferring at the same time a certain amount of heat from a hotter
to colder part of the body”.
Entropy Change: Entropy change is the state function and it is the ratio of heat change in a
reversible process by the temperature.
∆S =
rev
q
T
Thermodynamically irreversible process is always accompanied by an increase in the entropy of
the system and its surroundings taken together while in a thermodynamically reversible process,
the entropy of the system and its surroundings taken together remains unaltered.
Illustration 4. Calculate entropy change for vaporization of 1 mole of liquid water to steam at
100°C if ∆HV = 40.8 kJmol

1
.
Solution: For entropy change of vaporization
V
V
H
S
T

∆ ·
3
1 1
V
40.8 10
S 109.38 Jk mol
373
− −
×
∆ · ·
Illustration 5. A system changes its state irreversibly at 300 K in which it absorbs 300 cals of
heat. When the same change is carried out reversibly the amount of heat
absorbed is 900 cals. The change in entropy of the system is equal to
(A) 1 cal K
–1
(B) 3 cals K
–1
(C) 2 cal K
–1
(D) 1.5 cals K
–1
Solution: (B)
Physical Significance of Entropy: Entropy is the measure of disorderness because
spontaneous processes are accompanied by increase in entropy as well as increase in the
disorder of the system. Thus, increase in entropy implies increase in disorder.
Illustration 6. Which of the following statement is true?
(i) A closed system shows exchange of mass and not energy with surroundings.
(ii) Entropy change for fusion reaction is positive.
(iii) Heat is a measure of quantity of energy whereas temperature is a measure of
intensity of energy.
Solution: (i) False (ii) True (iii) True
Some Other State Function: For a spontaneous process entropy change is positive and if it is
zero, the system remains in a state of equilibrium. Two other functions are also there to decide
the feasibility of the reactions like work function A and free energy change G.
A = E – TS…….(i)
G = H – TS…….(ii)
And ∆A = ∆E - T∆S……(iii)
∆G = ∆H - T∆S………...(iv) (for a finite change at constant temperature)
Since, ∆S = qrev./T Hence from eq. (i)
∴∆A = ∆E – qrev………………..(v)
and according to first law of Thermodynamics
∆E - qrev = wrev. …………….(vi)
If during the change, work is done by the system, it would carry a negative sign,
-wrev = ∆E – qrev…………….(vii)
Comparing the equation (v) and (vii)
-∆A = wrev
Since the process is carried out reversibly where w represents the maximum work. It is thus clear
that decrease in function A gives maximum work done that can be done by the system during the
given change. The work function A is also called as Helmholtz function.
From equation (iv)
∆G = ∆H - T∆S
and ∆H = ∆E + P∆V
∴∆G = ∆E + P∆V - T∆S
Comparing it with eq. (iii)
∆G = ∆A + P∆V
Since, ∆A is equal to – w, hence.
∆G = - w + P∆V.
- ∆G = w- P∆V
Hence decrease in free energy gives maximum work obtainable from a system other than that
due to change of volume at constant temperature and pressure. This is called as Net Work.
Net Work = w-P∆V = -∆G
The Net Work may be electrical work or chemical work.
Criterion of spontaneity: For a spontaneous process ∆G should be -ve
GIBBS FREE ENERGY
This is another thermodynamic quantity that helps in predicting the spontaneity of a process, is
called Gibbs energy (G).
It is defined mathematically by the equation.
G = H −TS
Where H = heat content, S = entropy of the system, T = absolute temperature
Illustration 7. Which of the following will fit into the blank?
When two phases of the same single substance remain in equilibrium with one
another at a constant P and T, their molar _________ must be equal.
(A) Internal energy (B) Enthalpy
(C) Entropy (D) Free energy
Solution: (D)
Free energy change
For isothermal process.
2 1
G G G H T S ∆ · − · ∆ − ∆
∆G = change in Gibbs free energy of the system.
It is that thermodynamic quantity of a system the decrease in whose value during a process is
equal to the maximum possible useful work that can be obtained from the system.
Illustration 8. Calculate free energy change when one mole of NaCl is dissolved in water at
25°C. Lattice energy = 700 kJ/mol. S ∆ at 25°C = 26.5
1
Jmol

, Hydration energy
of NaCl = −696 kJ/mol.
(A) −3.9 kJ (B) −8kJ
(C) −12kJ (D) −16kJ
Solution: (A)
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN FREE ENERGY AND EQUILIBRIUM CONSTANT
The free energy change of the reaction in any state, ∆G (when equilibrium has not been attained)
is related to the standard free energy change of the reaction, ∆G
0
(which is equal to the difference
in free energies of formation of the products and reactants both in their standard states)
according to the equation.
0
G G RTlnQ ∆ · ∆ +
Where Q is the reaction quotient
When equilibrium is attained, there is no further free energy change i.e. ∆G = 0 and Q becomes
equal to equilibrium constant. Hence the above equation becomes.
( )
0
eq.
G RTlnK ∆ · −
or
( )
0
eq.
G 2.303 RT logK ∆ · −
In case of galvanic cells. Gibbs energy change ∆G is related to the electrical work done by the
cell.
∆G = −nFE(cell) where n = no. of moles of electrons involved
F = the Faraday constant
E = emf of the cell
If reactants and products are in their standard states
0 0
cell
G nFE ∆ · −
Illustration 9. Calculate ∆G
0
for conversion of oxygen to ozone ( ) ( ) ÷÷→
2 3
3
O g O g
2
at 298
K, if Kp for this conversion is 2.47 × 10

29
.
Solution:
0
p
G 2.303RTlogK ∆ · −
Where R = 8.314 J/K mol, Kp = 2.47 × 10

29
, T = 298K
∆G
0
= 16300 J/mol = 163 KJ/mol
THIRD LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS
The entropy of a pure crystalline substance increases with increase of temperature, because
molecular motion increases with increase of temperature and vice - versa.
Or the entropy of a perfectly crystalline solid approaches zero as the absolute zero of
temperature is approached. This is third law of thermodynamics.
THERMOCHEMISTRY
The branch of chemistry which deals with energy changes involved in chemical reactions is called
thermochemistry. The energy change that occurs in a chemical reactions is largely due to change
of bond energy.
Change of internal energy in a chemical reaction
Let us consider a chemical reaction taking place at constant temperature and at constant volume.
In such a case, w = 0 and hence from the first law
∆U = qv
Where qv is the heat exchanged at constant volume, or heat or enthalpy of reaction at constant
volume.
Change of Enthalpy in a chemical reaction
Let qP be the heat exchanged in the chemical reaction taking place at constant pressure, Then
evidently,
∆H = qP = Heat or Enthalpy of reaction at constant pressure.
Exothermic and Endothermic reaction
Reaction that give out heat, i.e. which are accompanied by evolution of heat, are called
exothermic reaction. In such reactions ∆H is negative. On the other hand, reaction that intake
heat, i.e. which are accompanied by absorption of heat are called endothermic reactions. In these
reactions ∆H is positive.
Illustration 10. Fill in the blanks with appropriate word in following:
(i) Combustion of reactions are usually ……………………..
(ii) Combustion of F2 in oxygen is ……………………..
Solution: (ii) Exothermic
(iii) Endothermic
Enthalpy of reaction
It is the enthalpy change taking place during the reaction when the number of moles of reactants
and products are same as the stoichiometric coefficient indicates in the balanced chemical
equation. The enthalpy change of the reaction depends upon the conditions like temperature,
pressure etc under which the chemical reaction is carried out. Therefore, it is necessary to select
the standard state conditions. According to thermodynamics conventions, the standard state
refers to 1 bar pressure and 298 K temperature. The enthalpy change of a reaction at this
standard state conditions is called standard enthalpy of the reaction( )
0
H ∆
.
Different types of enthalpy
(i) Enthalpy of formation: Enthalpy change when one mole of a given compound is formed
from its elements.
H2(g) + 1/2O2(g) ÷→ 2H2O(l), ∆H = –890.36 kJ / mol
Exercise 4.
Calculate
0
f
H Δ for chloride ion from the following data:
( ) ( ) ( ) ÷÷→
2 2
1 1
H g + Cl g HCl g H =-92.4 KJ Δ
2 2
( ) ( ) ( ) ÷÷→
+ -
2
HCl g +nH O H aq +Cl aq H =-74.8 KJ Δ
( ) ( )
0 +
f
H H aq =0.0 KJ Δ
(ii) Enthalpy of combustion: Enthalpy change when one mole of a substance is burnt in
oxygen.
CH4 + 2O2(g) ÷→CO2 + 2H2O(l), ∆H = –890.36 kJ / mol
Exercise 5.
The heat liberated on complete combustion of 7.8 g benzene is 327 KJ. This heat has
been measured at constant volume and at 27°C. Calculate heat of combustion of
benzene at constant pressure at 27°C.
(iii) Enthalpy of Neutralization: Enthalpy change when one equivalent of an acid is neutralized
by a base or vice – versa in dilute solution. This is constant and its value is –13.7 kcal for
neutralization of any strong acid by a base since in dilute solutions they completely dissociate
into ions.
H
+
(aq) + OH

(aq) ÷→H2O(l), ∆H = –13.7 kcal
For weak acids and bases, heat of neutralization is different because they are not dissociated
completely and during dissociation some heat is absorbed. So total heat evolved during
neutralization will be less.
e.g. HCN + NaOH ÷→NaCN + H2O, ∆H = –2.9 kcal
Heat of ionization in this reaction is equal to (–2.9 + 13.7) kcal = 10.8 kcal
Illustration 11. Heat of neutralization of a strong acid by a strong base is equal to ∆H of
(A) H
+
+ OH

→ H2O
(B) H2O + H
+
→ H3O
+
(C) 2H2 + O2 = 2H2O
(D) CH3COOH+ NaOH = CH3COONa + H2O
Solution: (A) Since heat of neutralization of strong acid and strong base is equal to the
heat of formation of water.
i.e., NaOH + HCl → NaCl + H2O + Q
Were Q = heat of neutralization
⇒Na
+
+ OH

+ H
+
+ Cl

→ Na
+
+Cl

+ H2O + Q
⇒H
+
+ OH

→ H2O + Q
(iv) Enthalpy of hydration: Enthalpy of hydration of a given anhydrous or partially hydrated salt
is the enthalpy change when it combines with the requisite no.of mole of water to form a
specific hydrate. For example, the hydration of anhydrous copper sulphate is represented by
CuSO4(s) + 5H2O (l) ÷→CuSO45H2O(s), ∆H° = –18.69 kcal
Illustration 12. Ionisation energy of Al = 5137 kJ mole
–1
(∆H) hydration of Al
3+
= – 4665 kJ
mole
–1
. (∆H)hydration for Cl

= – 381 kJ mole
–1
. Which of the following statement is
correct
(A) AlCl3 would remain covalent in aqueous solution
(B) Only at infinite dilution AlCl3 undergoes ionisation
(C) In aqueous solution AlCl3 becomes ionic
(D) None of these
Solution: If AlCl3 is present in ionic state in aqueous solution, therefore it has Al
3+
& 3Cl

ions
Standard heat of hydration of Al
3+
& 3Cl
-
ions
= – 4665 + 3 × (–381) kJ mole
–1
= -5808 kJ/mole
Required energy of ionisation of Al = 5137 kJ mole
–1
∴ Hydration energy overcomes ionisation energy
∴ AlCl3 would be ionic in aqueous solution
Hence (C) is the correct answer.
(v) Enthalpy of Transition: Enthalpy change when one mole of a substance is transformed
from one allotropic form to another allotropic form.
C (graphite) ÷→ C(diamond), ∆H° = 1.9 kJ/mol
Illustration 13. The heat of transition for carbon from the following is
CDiamond + O2(g) ÷→CO2(g) ∆H = – 94.3 kcal
CAmorphous + O2(g) ÷→CO2(g) ∆H = – 97.6 kcal
(A) 3.3 kJ / mol (B) 3.3 kcal / mol
(C) –3.3 kJ / mol (D) – 3.3 kcal / mol
Solution: Given
CD + O2(g) ÷→CO2(g) ∆H = –94.3 kcal/mole …(1)
CA + O2(g) ÷→CO2(g) ∆H = – 97.6 kcal/mole …(2)
———————————————————————————
Subtracting equation (2) from equation (1):
CD – CA ÷→0; ∆H = +3.3 kcal/mole
CD ÷→CA ∆H = +3.3 kcal/mole
∴ (B)
Illustration 14. From the reaction P(white) ÷→P (Red): ∆H = - 18.4 kJ, It follows that
(A) Red P is readily formed from white P
(B) White P is readily formed from red P
(C) White P can not be converted to red P
(D) White P can be converted into red P and red P is more stable
Solution: (D)
HESS’S LAW
This law states that the amount of heat evolved or absorbed in a process, including a chemical
change is the same whether the process takes place in one or several steps.
Suppose in a process the system changes from state A to state B in one step and the heat
exchanged in this change is q. Now suppose the system changes from state A to state B in three
steps involving a change from A to C, C to D and finally from D to B. If q1, q2 and q3 are the heats
exchanged in the first, second and third step, respectively then according to Hess’s law
q1 + q2 + q3 = q
Hess’s law is simply a corollary of the first law of thermodynamics. It implies that enthalpy change
of a reaction depends on the initial and final state and is independent of the manner by which the
change is brought about.
Illustration 15.

A
∆H
D
B
∆H
2

∆H
1

C
∆H
3

In this case express ∆H in terms of ∆H1, ∆H2, ∆H3 .
Solution: ∆H = ∆H1 + ∆H2 + ∆H3
Illustration 16. H2O (l) → H2(g) +
1
2
O2(g) ∆H = + 890.36 kJ / mole
What is ∆H for H2O (l) from its constituent elements
Solution: H2O(l) → H2(g) +
2
1
O
2
(g) ∆H = + 890.36 kJ / mole
H2(s) +
1
2
O2(g) → H2O(l) ∆H = – 890.36 kJ / mole

( )
2
f
H O
( H ∆
= –890.36 kJ / mole
Exercise 6.
(i) C + O2 → CO2(g) ∆H = –94 Kcals
C +
1
2
O2 → CO(s) ∆H = –26.4 Kcals
CO +
1
2
O2 → CO2(g) ∆H =?
(ii) What is heat evolved using neutralisation of HCN by a strong base? Heat of ionization
of HCN is 10.8 Kcal.
APPLICATION OF HESS’S LAW
1. Calculation of enthalpies of formation
There are large number of compounds such as C6H6, CO, C2H6 etc whose direct synthesis from
their constituent element is not possible. Their ∆H
0
f values can be determined indirectly by Hess’s
law. e.g. let us consider Hess’s law cycle for CO2 (g) to calculate the ∆H
0
f of CO(g) which can not
determined otherwise.
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 1
1
C s O g CO g O g H
2
+ ÷÷→ + ∆ = ?
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
1
CO g O g CO g H 283KJ/ mole
2
+ ÷÷→ ∆ · −
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 3
C s O g CO g H 0393KJ/ mole + ÷÷→ ∆ · −
According to Hess’s law,
3 1 2
H H H ∆ · ∆ + ∆
or
1 3 2
H H H ∆ · ∆ − ∆
= −393 −(−283) ⇒−110 KJ/mole
2. Calculation of standard Enthalpies of reactions
From the knowledge of the standard enthalpies of formation of reactants and products the
standard enthalpy of reaction can be calculated using Hess’s law.
According to Hess’s law
( ) ( )
0 0 0
f f
H P H R H ∆ · ∆ + ∆
∑ ∑

( ) ( )
0 0 0
f f
H H P H R ∴∆ · ∆ − ∆
∑ ∑
0
sum of standard enthalpies of sum of standard enthalpies
H
formation of products of formation of reac tants
1 1
∴∆ · −
1 1
¸ ] ¸ ]
3. In the calculation of bond energies
BOND ENERGY
Bond energy for any particular type of bond in a compound may be defined as the average
amount of energy required to dissociate one mole, viz Avogadro’s number of bonds of that type
present in the compound. Bond energy is also called the enthalpy of formation of the bond.
Calculation:
For diatomic molecules like H2, O2, N2, HCl, HF etc, the bond energies are equal to their
dissociation energies. For polyatomic molecules, the bond energy of a particular bond is found
from the values of the enthalpies of formation. Similarly the bond energies of heteronuclear
diatomic molecules like HCl, HF etc can be obtained directly from experiments or may be
calculated from the bond energies of homonuclear diatomic molecules.
Illustration 17. Calculate the bond energy of HCl. Given that the bond energies of H2 and Cl2 are
430 KJmol

1
and 242 KJ mol

1
respectively and ∆H
0
f for HCl is −91 KJ mol

1
.
Solution: ( ) ( )
1
2
H g 2H g H 430 KJmol ...(i)

÷÷→ ∆ · +

( ) ( )
1
2
Cl g 2Cl g H 242 KJmol ...(ii)

÷÷→ ∆ · +
( ) ( ) HCl H g Cl g H ? ...(iii) ÷÷→ + ∆ ·
For the reaction (iii)
∆H = ( ) ( )
0 0
f f
H product H reac tant ∆ − ∆
∑ ∑
= ( ) ( ) ( )
0 0 0
f f f
H H H Cl H HCl 1 1 ∆ + ∆ − ∆
¸ ] ¸ ]
= ( )
1 1
430 242 91
2 2
× + × − −
∆H = 427 KJ mol

1

Illustration 18. Given that
2H2(g) + O2(g) ÷→H2O(g) , ∆H = –115.4 kcal the bond energy of H–H and O = O
bond respectively is 104 kcal and 119 kcal, then the O–H bond energy in water
vapour is
(A) 110.6 kcal / mol (B) –110.6 kcal
(C) 105 kcal / mol (D) None
Solution: We know that heat of reaction
∆H = ΣB.E. (reactant) – ΣB.E (product)
For the reaction,
2H–H(g) + O = O (g) ÷→2H – O–H(g)
∆H = –115.4 kcal, B.E. of H–H = 104 kcal
B.E. of O=O = 119 kcal
Since one H2O molecule contains two O–H bonds
–115.4 = (2 × 104) + 119 – 4 (O–H) bond energy
∴4 (O–H) bond energy = (2× 104) +119+115.4
i.e., O–H bond energy =
( ) 2 104 119 115.4
4
× + +
= 110.6 kcal mol
–1
Hence, (A) is correct.
Illustration 19. Given the bond energies of N ≡ N, H – H and N – H bonds are 945, 436 and 391
kJ/mol respectively, the enthalpy of the reaction.
N2(g) + 3H2(g) ÷→2NH3(g) is
(A) – 93kJ (B) 102kJ
(C) 90kJ (D) 105kJ
Solution: (A)
Exercise 7.
Estimate the average S – F bond energy in
6
SF
. The values of standard enthalpy of
formation of ( ) ( ) ( ) 6 g g g
SF , S and F
are 1100, 275 and 80 KJ/mole respectively.
LATTICE ENERGY OF AN IONIC CRYSTAL (BORN–HABER CYCLE)
M(s) +
2
1
X
2
(g) ÷÷÷→ MX(s)
Step 1 Step 2
M(g) X(g)
Step5
Step 3 Step 4
M
+
(g) + X

(g)
Born – Haber cycle
The change in enthalpy that occurs when 1 mole of a solid crystalline substance is formed from
its gaseous ions, is known as Lattice energy.
Step 1: Conversion of metal to gaseous atoms
M(s) ÷→M(g) , ∆H1 = sublimation
Step 2: Dissociation of X2 molecules to X atoms
X2(g) ÷→2X (g), ∆H2 = Dissociation energy
Step 3: Conversion of gaseous metal atom to metal ions by losing electron
M(g) ÷→M
+
(g) + e

, ∆H3 = (Ionization energy)
Step 4: X(g) atoms gain an electron to form X

ions
X(g) + e

÷→X

(g), ∆H4 = Electron affinity
Step 5: M
+
(g) and X

(g) get together and form the crystal lattice
M
+
(g) + X

(g) ÷→MX(s) ∆H5 = lattice energy
Applying Hess’s law we get
∆H1 + 1/2 ∆H2 + ∆H3 + ∆H4 + ∆H5 = ∆Hf (MX)
On putting the various known values, we can calculate the lattice energy.
Illustration 20. What is the expression of lattice energy (U) of CaBr2 using BornHaber cycle?
Solution:
Ca(s) ∆
Hf
S
Ca(g)
IE1 + IE2
Ca
2+
+ Br2
D
2Br
2E.A
2Br

CaBr2(s)
2
CaBr
U
+
= S + IE1 + IE2 + D - 2E.A –
2
CaBr
U
Illustration 21. What is the relation between ∆H and ∆E in this reaction?
CH4(g) + 2O2(g) CO2(g) + 2H2O(l)
Solution: ∆H = ∆E + ∆nRT
∆n = no. of mole of products - no. of moles of reactants = 1– 3 = –2
∆H = ∆E – 2RT
Illustration 22. What is the expression of lattice energy (U) of CaBr2?
Using Born Haber cycle?
Solution:
Ca(s) ∆H
f

S
Ca(g)
IE
1
+ IE
2

Ca
2+
(g)
+ Br
2
(g)
D
2Br (g)
2E.A
2Br

(g)
CaBr
2
(s)
2
CaBr
U
+

f
H ∆
= S + IE1 + IE2 + D - 2E.A –
2
CaBr
U
Illustration 23. The lattice energy of solid NaCl is 180 kcal/mole. The dissolution of the solid in
water in the forms of ions is endothermic to the extent of 1 kcal/mol. If the
solution energies of Na
+
and Cl

are in the ratio 6:5, what is the enthalpy of
hydration of Na
+
ion?
(A) −85.6 kcal/mol (B) −97.5 kcal/mol
(C) 82.6 kacl/mol (D) +100 kcal/mol
Solution: (B)
Exercise 8.
(i) For a system C(s) + O2(g) = CO2(g) which of the following is correct:
(a) ∆H = ∆E (b) ∆H > ∆E (c) ∆H < ∆E (d) ∆H = 0
(ii) C6H6(l) +
15
2
O2(g) → 3H2O + 6CO2(g) ∆H = –3264.4 kJ mole
–1
.
What is the energy evolved when 7.8 gm of benzene is burnt in air?
BOMB CALORIMETER
The bomb calorimeter used for determining change in internal energy at constant volume if
reaction for the combustion is known than enthalpy of combustion can be estimated by using
formula: ∆H = ∆E + ∆nRT.

+ –
← O
2

IGNITION
WIRES
INSULATING
CONTAINER
WATER
STEEL BOMB
SAMPLE
Bomb Calorimeter
This apparatus was devised by Berthelot (1881) to measure the heat of combustion of organic
compounds. A modified form of the apparatus shown in Figure consists of a sealed combustion
chamber, called a bomb, containing a weighed quantity of the substance in a dish alongwith
oxygen under about 20 atm pressure. The bomb is lowered in water contained in an insulated
copper vessel. This vessel is provided with a stirrer and a thermometer reading up to 1/100
th
of a
degree. It is also surrounded by an outer jacket to ensure complete insulation from the
atmosphere. The temperature of water is noted before the substance is ignited by an electric
current. After combustion, the rise in temperature of the system is noted on the thermometer and
heat of combustion can be calculated from the heat gained by water and the calorimeter. By
knowing the heat capacity of calorimeter and also the rise in temperature, the heat of combustion
can be calculated by using the expression
Heat exchange = Z × ∆T
Z–Heat capacity of calorimeter system
∆T– rise in temp
Heat changes at constant volumes are expressed in ∆E and Heat changes at constant pressure
are expressed in ∆H. Also, ∆H = ∆E + ∆nRT
∆n = Moles of gaseous product– Moles of gaseous reactant.
Illustration 24. A sample of 0.16 g CH4 was subjected to combustion at 27°C in a bomb
calorimeter. The temperature of the calorimeter system (including water) was
found to rise by 0.5°C. Calculate the heart of combustion of methane at
(i) constant volume and (ii) constant pressure. The thermal capacity of
calorimeter system is 17.7 KJ K

1
& R = 8.314 JK

1
mol

1
.
Solution: Heat of combustion at constant volume, ∆E = Heat capacity of calorimeter
system × rise in temperature
Mol. mass of compound
mass of compound
×
=
16
17.7 0.5 885
0.16
× × ·
∴ ∆E = −885 kJ mol

1
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
4 2 2 2
CH g 2O g CO g 2H O + ÷÷→ + l
∆n = 1 – 3 = −2, T = 300 K, R = 8.314 × 10

3
kJ K

1
mol

1

∆H = ∆E + ∆nRT
( )
3 1 1
885 2 8.314 10 kJk mol
− − −
· − + − × ×
∆H = ∆E + ∆nRT
( )
3
885 2 8.314 10 300

· − + − × × ×
1
885 4.988 889.988 kJmol

· − − · −
Application of bond energies
(i) Determination of enthalpies of reactions
Suppose we want to determine the enthalpy of the reaction.
C C
H
H H
H
(g) H H(g)
C C H
H H
H H
H (g)
ΔH ?·
If bond energies given for C ÷C, C = C, C÷H, and H ÷H are 347.3, 615.0, 416.2 and
435.1KJ mol

1
respectively.
( )
C=C H-H C-H C-C C-H
H= H + H +4 H - H +6 H Δ Δ Δ Δ Δ Δ
= (615.0 + 435.1) −(347.3 + 832.4) ⇒−129.6 KJ
(ii) Determination of enthalpies of formation of compounds
Consider the formation of acetone.
3C(g) 6H(g)
O(g) H C C C H
H O H
H H
ΔH ? ·
( ) ( )
[ ]
÷÷→
1

1
¸ ]
s g
f H-H O-O C-C C-H C=O
C C
1
H = 3 H + H +3 H 2 H +6 H + H Δ Δ Δ Δ Δ Δ Δ
2
by putting the value of different bond energies you can determine the ∆Hf.
(iii) Determination of resonance energy
If a compound exhibits resonance, there is a considerable difference between the enthalpies of
formation as calculated from bond energies and those determined experimentally. As an example
we may consider the dissociation of benzene.
( ) ( ) ( )
6 6
C H g 6C g 6H g ÷÷→ +
Assuming that benzene ring consists of three single and three double bonds (Kekule’s structure)
the calculated dissociation energy comes out to be 5384.1 KJ from bond energies data.
d C C C C C H
H 3 H 3 H 6 H
− · −
∆ · ∆ + ∆ + ∆

The experimental value is known to be 5535.1 KJ/mol. Evidently, the energy required for the
dissociation of benzene is 151 KJ more that the calculated value. The difference of 151 KJ gives
the resonance energy of benzene.
Exercise 9.
Calculate the enthapy of combustion of benzene (l) on the basis of the following.
(i) Resonance energy of benzene (l) = – 152 kJ mole
–1
(ii) Enthalpy of hydrogenation of cyclohexene (l) = – 119 kJ mole
–1
(iii) (∆Hf
0
)C6H12 = – 156 kJ mole
–1
(iv) (∆H
0
f)H2O = – 285.8 kJ mole
–1

(v) (∆Hf
0
)CO2 = – 393.5 kJ mole
–1
HEAT CAPACITY AND SPECIFIC HEAT
The heat capacity (C) of a sample of substance is the quantity of heat needed to raise the
temperature of the sample of substance by one degree Celsius (or Kelvin).
q = c∆t
Heat capacity is directly proportional to the amount of substance.
The specific heat capacity is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of
a substance by one degree Celsius at constant pressure.
q = s × m × ∆t
where q is the heat required to raise temperature
m = mass in grams
s = specific heat of the substance
∆t = temperature difference
VARIATION OF HEAT OF REACTION WITH TEMPERATURE
The heat of reaction depends on the temperature. The relation between the two is known as
Kirchoff’s equation.
(i)
2 1
2 1
H H
T T
∆ − ∆

= ∆CP (ii)
2 1
2 1
E E
T T
∆ − ∆

= ∆CV
∆CP = molar heat capacity of products – molar heat capacity of reactants (at constant pressure)
∆Cv = molar heat capacity of products – molar heat capacity of reactants (at constant volume)
Illustration 25. The standard heat of formation listed for gaseous NH3 is −11.02 kcal/mol at
298 K. Given that at 298 K, the constant pressure heat capacities of gaseous N2,
H2 and NH3 are respectively 6.96, 6.89, 8.38 cal/mol. Determine ∆H
0
298K and
∆H773 K for the reactions,
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 3
1 3
N g H g NH g
2 2
+ ÷÷→
Solution: ( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 3
1 3
N g H g NH g
2 2
+ ÷÷→
( ) ( ) ( )
298K f F
P R
H H H 11.02 0 ∆ · − · − −
∑ ∑
= −11.02 kcal mol

1

2 1
p
2 1
H H
C
T T
∆ − ∆
· ∆

( )
2 3
H 11.02
1 3
8.38 6.96 6.89 10
773 298 2 2

∆ − −
¸ _
· − × − × ×

¸ ,
∆H2 = −13.6 kcal mol

1
Exercise 10.
The specific heats of iodine vapour and solid are 0.031 and 0.055 cals/g respectively.
If heat of sublimation of iodine is 24 cals/g at 200°C, Calculate its value at 250 °C.
Exercise 1:
4 kJ
Exercise 2:
139.7 litre
Exercise 3:
2.75
Exercise 4:
167.2 KJ −
Exercise 5:
3263.76 KJ
Exercise 6:
(i) 67.6 kcal
(ii) 2.9 kcal

Exercise 8:
(i) (a)
(ii) 326.44 KJ
Exercise 9:
+ H
2
÷→ ∆H = – 119 kJ mole
–1
+ H
2
÷→ ∆H= 3 ×(–119) kJ mole
–1
= -357 kJ mole
–1
– 357 = (∆Hf
0
)Product ÷(∆Hf
0
)Reactant
= – 156 – (∆Hf
0
)Benzeene
(∆Hf
0
)Benzene = (– 156 + 357)KJ mole
–1
=201 KJ mole
–1
Resonance energy [(∆Hf
0
)Benzene]Actual – [(∆Hf
0
)Benzene]Theoretical
or, – 152 = [(∆Hf
0
)Benzene]Actual -÷201
or [(∆Hf
0
)Benzene]Actual = 49 kJ mole
–1
C6H6(l) +
2
15
O
2
(g) ÷→6CO2(g) + 3H2O(l)
(∆H
0
)reaction = ( ) ( )
2 2
0 0
f f
CO H O
6 H 3 H ∆ + ∆
– (∆Hf
0
)Benzene
= 6 (– 393.5) + 3(–285.8) – 49
= 3267.4 kJ mole
–1
Exercise 10:
Solid I2 is converted in I2 vapour
I2(s) = I2(g) ∆H = 24 cal/g at 200°C
∆Cp = (CP)I2(g) −(Cp)I2(s) = 0.031 – 0.055 = – 0.24 cal g
–1
From Kirchoff’s equation
( )
p
250 C 200 C 250 C 200 C
H H C T T ∆ − ∆ · ∆ −
o o o o
250 C
H ∆
o = 24 – 0.024 (523 – 473) = 24 – 1.2 = 22.8 cals g
–1
MISCELLANEOUS EXERCISES
Exercise 1: State, whether the following statements are True or False?
(i)
fusion sub vap
H H H ∆ · ∆ − ∆
(ii) Bond formation is always exothermic
(iii) Enthalpy of neutralisation of
4
NH OH
with HCl is higher than enthalpy of
NaOH with HCl.
(iv) Heat of reaction is independent of temperature.
(v) Heat of combustion of a fuel = caloric value of fuel
Exercise 2: A solution of 5 gm of Haemoglobin (molecular weight = 64000) in 100 cc of
solution shows a temperature raise of
o
0.031 C for complete oxygenation. Each
mole of haemoglobin binds 4 mole of oxygen. If the heat capacity of the solution
is
1 3
4.18 k cm ,
− −
calculate H ∆ per gm mole of oxygen bond.
Exercise 3: At
o
25 C, the enthalpy change for the reaction
2 4 2 2 4 2
H SO 5H O H SO .5H O (all liquids) + ·
is -580.32 kJ / mole. Calculate the
temperature change if 1 mole of
2 4
H SO
is dropped into 5 mole of
o
2
H O at 25 C.

Assume no heat loss to the surroundings and that the specific heat capacity of
solution is
1 1
4.184 Jk g .
− −
Exercise 4: The
o
f
H 41.84 kJ/ mol ∆ · − for the neutralisation reaction
3 2 3
HCO (aq) OH (aq) H O( ) CO (aq)
− − −
+ ÷÷→ + l
Compute ( ) 2 6 q
C H .
for the reaction
2
CO
Exercise 5: The
o
f 2
H (CaBr (s)) 675 kJ/ mole ∆ · − . The first and second ionization energies of
Ca are 590 and 1145 kJ / mole. The enthalpy of formation of Ca is 178 kJ / mol.
The bond enthalpy of
2
Br
is 193 kJ / mole and enthalpy of vapourisation of
2
Br
is
31 kJ / mole. The electron affinity of Br(g) is 325 kJ / mole. Calculate the lattice
energy of
2
CaBr (s).
Exercise 6: The heats of combustion of yellow phosphorus and red phosphorous are –9.19
kJ and – 8.78 kJ respectively, and then calculate the heat of transition of yellow
phosphorus to red phosphorous.
Exercise 7: Calculate the enthalpy change when infinitely dilute solutions of CaCl2 and
Na2CO3 mixed
o
ΔH
f
for Ca
2+
(aq),
− 2
CO
3
(aq) and CaCO3(s) are – 129.80,
– 161.65, – 288.5 kcal mole
–1
respectively.
Exercise 8: Calculate the heat of formation of ethyl acetate from ethyl alcohol and acetic
acid. Given that heat of combustion of ethyl alcohol is 34 kcal and of acetic acid,
it is 21 kcal and of ethyl acetate, it is 55.4 kcal.
Exercise 9: For the given heat of reaction,
(i) C(s) + O2(g) = CO2(g) + 97 kcal
(ii) CO2(g) + C(s) = 2CO(g) – 39 kcal
Calculate the heat of combustion of CO(g).
Exercise 10: 1 mole of an ideal gas undergoes reversible isothermal expansion from an initial
volume V1 to a final volume 10V1 and does 10 KJ of work. The initial pressure
was 1 × 10
7
Pa.
(i) Calculate V1
(i) If there were 2 mole of gas, what must its temperature have been?
ANSWER TO MISCELLANEOUS EXERCISES
Exercise 1: (i) True
(ii) True
(iii) False
(iv) False
(v) False
Exercise 2: -41.47 kJ
Exercise 3:
o
73.7 C
Exercise 4: 14.0 kJ / mol
Exercise 5: -2162 kJ / mole
Exercise 6: (i) P4 (yellow) +5O2(g) ÷→P4O10 + 9.19 kJ
(ii) P4(red) + 5O2(g) ÷→P4O10 + 8.78 kJ
———————————————
subtracting, P4(yellow) – P4 (red) = 1.13 kJ
⇒P4(yellow) = P4(red) + 1.13 kJ
So, heat of transition of yellow to red phosphorus is – 1.13 kJ
Exercise 7: On mixing CaCl2 (aq) and Na2CO3
CaCl2 + Na2CO3 ÷→CaCO3↓+ 2NaCl
Solutions are very dilute and thus 100% dissociation occurs
Ca
2+
(aq)+2Cl

(aq)+2Na
+
(aq) +
2
3
CO

(aq) → CaCO3↓+ 2Na
+
(aq) +2Cl

(aq) or Ca
2+
(aq)
+
+ CO3
2–
(aq) → CaCO3(s)
∴ ∆H = ΣH°products – ΣH°reactants
or ∆H =
2 2
3
3
o o o
f CaCo
f Ca f CO
H [ H H ]
+ −
∆ − ∆ + ∆
Q
∆H° of a compound = ∆H° formation = –288.5 – (–129.8 – 161.65)
= 2.95 kcal/mole
Exercise 8: -400 cals
Exercise 9: Subtracting equation (ii) from equation (i), we get
C(s) + O2(g) = CO2(g) + 97 kcal
CO2(g) + C(s) = 2CO(g) – 39 kcal
————————————————————————
or, –CO2(g) + O2(g) = CO2(g) – 2CO(g) + 136 kcal
or, 2CO(g) + O2 = 2CO2(g) + 136 kcal
or, CO(g) + 1/2 O2(g) = CO2(g) + 68 kcal
Required value = 68 kcal
Exercise 10: (i)
4 3
4.34 10 m

×
(ii)
261.13 K
SOLVED PROBLEMS
Subjective:
Board Type Questions
Prob 1. Why standard entropy of an elementary substance is not zero whereas standard
enthalpy of formation is taken as zero?
Sol. A substance has a perfectly ordered arrangement of its constituent particles only at
absolute zero. Hence entropy is zero only at absolute zero. Enthalpy of formation is the
heat change involved in the formation of one mole of the substance from its elements. An
element formed from itself means no heat change.
Prob 2. Out of carbon (diamond) and carbon (graphite), whose enthalpy of formation is taken as
zero and why?
Sol. The enthalpy of formation of graphite is taken as zero because it is a more commonly
found stable form of carbon.
Prob 3. Justify, an exothermic reaction is always thermodynamically spontaneous.
Sol. Exothermic reactions are generally thermodynamically spontaneous because even if it is
accompanied by decrease of randomness, the heat released is absorbed by the
surroundings so that the entropy of the surroundings increases to such an extent that
total
S ∆
is positive.
Prob 4. Is qp always greater than qv? Explain why or why not?
Sol. qp is not greater than qv always. It depends upon whether ∆ng is +ve or −ve.
Prob 5. Justify, many thermodynamically feasible reactions do not occur under ordinary
conditions.
Sol. Under ordinary conditions, the average energy of the reactants may be less than
threshold energy. They require some activation energy to initiate the reaction.
IIT Level Questions
Prob 6. The standard heats of formation at 298 K for CCl4 (g), H2O (g), CO2 (g) and HCl (g) are
−25.5, −57.8, −94.1 and −22.1 Kcal/mole. Calculate the
0
298
H ∆
for the reaction.
( ) ( ) ( ) ( ) ÷÷→
4 2 2
CCl g +2H O g CO g +4HCl g
∆H = ?
Sol. ∆ H =
2 4 2
CO HCl CCl H O
H 4 H H 2 H 1 1 ∆ + × ∆ − ∆ + × ∆
¸ ] ¸ ]
= [ ] [ ] 94.1 4 22.1 25.5 2 57.8 − + × − − + × −
⇒+135.4 Kcal
Prob 7. The molar heats of combustion of C2H2 (g), C(graphite) and H2 (g) are 310.62 Kcal,
94.05 Kcal and 68.32 Kcal respectively. Calculate the standard heat of formation of
C2H2 (g).
Sol. The required equation is
2 2 2
2C H C H ; H ? + ÷÷→ ∆ ·
Writing the thermochemical equation of the given data
2 2 2 2 2
5
(i) C H O 2CO H O H 310.62kcal
2
+ ÷÷→ + ∆ · −
2 2
(ii) C O CO H 94.05kcal + ÷÷→ ∆ · −
2 2 2
1
(iii) H O H O H 68.32kcal
2
+ ÷÷→ ∆ · −
(iii) + 2 × (ii) −(i)
2 2 2
2C H C H H 54.20kcal + ÷÷→ ∆ ·
Prob 8. The molar heat of formation of NH4NO3 (s) is −367.54 KJ and those of N2O (g) and H2O
( ) l
are 81.46 and −285.8 KJ respectively at 25°C and 1 atmospheric pressure.
Calculate ∆H and ∆E of reaction.
( ) ( ) ( ) ÷÷→ l
4 3 2 2
NH NO s N O g +2H O
Sol.
p R
H H H ∆ · ∆ − ∆
= −122.60 KJ
H E nRT ∆ · ∆ + ∆
−122600 = ∆E + 1 × 8.314 × 298
∴ ∆E = −125.07 KJ
Prob 9. Determine the value of ∆H and ∆E for the reversible isothermal evaporation of 90.0 gm
of water at 100°C. Assume that water vapour behaves as an ideal gas and heat of
evaporation of water is 540 cal/gm.
Sol. ∆H = 90 × 540 = 48.6 Kcal
H E P V ∆ · ∆ + ∆
Volume of liquid is negligible as compared to volume of vapour
So ∆V = Vvapour
H E nRT ∆ · ∆ +
∆E =
90
48600 2 373
18
− × ×
= 44.87 kcal
Prob 10. An athelete is given 100 gm glucose of energy equivalent to 15600 kJ. He utilizes 50%
of this gained energy in an event. In order to avoid storage of energy in body, Calculate
the wt of water he would need to prespire. Enthalpy of
2
H O
for evaporation is 44 kJ /
mole.
Sol. Energy gained by athelete = 1560 kJ
Energy utilized in event
50
1560 780 kJ
100
· × ·
Energy left = 1560 – 780 = 780 kJ
Since 44 kJ energy used to evaporate = 18 gm
2
H O

780 kJ energy used to evaporate
2
18 780
319.09 of H O
44
×
· ·
Prob 11. The specific heat at constant volume for a gas 0.075 cal / g and at constant pressure is
0.125 cal / gm. Calculate:
(i) The molecular weight of the gas
(ii) Atomicity of gas
(iii) Number of atoms in its 1 mole
Sol. (i) Specific heat at constant pressure
P
C 0.125cal / gm ·
Specific heat at constant volume,
V
C 0.075 cal / gm ·
As we know,
P V
R
C C
M
− ·
or,
P V
R 2
M 40
C C (0.125 0.075)
· · ·
− −
(ii) For atomicity,
P
V
C 0.125
Y 1.66
C 0.075
· · ·
Hence gas is mono atomic.
(iii) Since gas is mono atomic. Hence 1 mole of gas contains
23
6.023 10 atoms · ×
Prob 12. When 1 mole of ice at
o
0 C and 4.6 mm of Hg is converted to water vapours at a
constant temperature and pressure. Find
H and E, ∆ ∆
if the latent heat of fusion of ice is
80 cal / gm and latent heat of vaporisation of liquid water at
o
0 C is
596 cal / gm. The volume of ice in comparison to volume of vapours may be neglected.
Sol. Ice vapour ÷÷→
f V
H H H ∆ · ∆ + ∆
80 18 596 18 · × + ×
= 12168 cal / mole
H E P V ∆ · ∆ + ∆
V ∆ · Volume of vapours at 4.6 mm and
o
0 C (as
ice
V neglible) ·
Now applying PV = nRT
1 8.314 273
P V nRT cal
4.18
× ×
∆ · · = 543 cal
E H P V ∆ · ∆ − ∆
= 12168 – 543
= 11625 cal
Prob 13. Calculate the standard enthalpy of reaction
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
2
ZnO s CO g Zn s CO g + ÷÷→ +
Given ( ) ( )
0 1 0 1
f f 2
H ZnO, s 348.28kJmol ; H CO , g 393.51kJmol
− −
∆ · − ∆ · −
( )
0 1
f
H CO, g 110.53 kJmol

∆ · −
Sol. We have ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
0 0 0 0 0
f f f 2 f f
H H Zn, s H CO , g H ZnO,s H CO, g ∆ · ∆ + ∆ − ∆ − ∆
= ( ) ( ) ( ) { }
1 1
0 393.51 348.28 110.53 kJ mol 65.3 kJmol
− −
+ − − − − − ·
Prob 14. Calculate the enthalpy of vaporization for water from the following
H2(g) + 1/2 O2(g) ÷→H2O (g) ∆H = – 57.0 kcal
H2(g) + 1/2 O2(g) ÷→H2O(l) ∆H = – 68.3 kcal
Also calculate the heat required to change 1 gm H2O (l) to H2O (g).
Sol. H2(g) + 1/2 O2(g) ÷→H2O (g); ∆H = –57.0 kcal ----------------- (1)
H2(g) + 1/2 O2(g) ÷→H2O (l); ∆H = – 68.3 kcal------------------(2)
Subtracting (2) from (1)
H2O (l) ÷→H2O (g) ; ∆H = 11.3 kcal
∴ Enthalpy of vaporization for H2O = 11.3 kcal
Also 18 g H2O requires enthalpy of vaporization = 11. 3 kcal
1 g H2O requires
11.3
18
kcal = 0.628 kcal
Prob 15. The standard enthalpy of combustion of H2, C6H10 and Cyclohexane (C6H12) are – 241,
– 3800, – 3920 kJ mole
–1
at 25°C respectively. Calculate the heat of hydrogenation of
cyclohexene.
Sol. We have to find ∆ H for
C6H10 + H2 ÷→C6H12
Given H2 + 1/2 O2 ÷→H2O ∆H = – 241 kJ --------------- (1)
C6H10 +
17
2
O2 ÷→6CO2 + 5H2O ∆H = – 3800 kJ ---------------(2)
C6H12 + 9O2 ÷→6CO2 + 6H2O ∆H = – 3920 kJ ---------------(3)
Adding equation (1) and (2) and then subtracting equation 3
C6H10 + H2 ÷→C6H12 ∆H = – 121 kJ
∴ Heat of hydrogenation of cylohexene = – 121 kJ
Objective:
Prob 1. A system is taken from state A to state B along two different paths 1 and 2. The heat
absorbed and work done by the system along these paths are Q1 and Q2 and W1 and
W2 respectively. Then
(A) Q1 = Q2 (B) W1 + Q1 = Q2 + W2
(C) W1 = W2 (D) Q1 −W1 = Q2 −W2
Sol. (D)
Prob 2. In which of the following process does the entropy decrease?
(A) dissolving of NaCl in water (B) evaporation of water
(C) conversion of CO2(g) into dry ice (D) none
Sol. (C)
Prob 3. Calculate the enthalpy change when 50 ml of 0.01 M Ca(OH)2 reacts with 25 ml of 0.01
M HCl. Given that ∆H
0
neut of a strong acid and strong base is 140 cal/ equivalent
(A) 14.0 cal (B) 35 cal
(C) 10.0 cal (D) 7.5 cal
Sol. (B)
Prob 4 In a reversible adiabatic change ∆S is
(A) infinity (B) zero
(C) equal to CvdT (D) equal to nRln V2/V1
Sol. (B)
Prob 5 At constant temperature and pressure which one of the following statements is correct
for the reaction?
CO(g) + 1/2O2(g) ÷→CO2(g)
(A) ∆H = ∆E
(B) ∆H < ∆E
(C) ∆H > ∆E
(D) ∆H is independent physical state of reactant
Sol. (B)
Prob 6 For the reaction,
C7H8(l) + 9O2(g) → 7CO2(g) + 4H2O(l), the calculated heat of reaction is 232 kJ/mol and
observed heat of reaction is 50.4 kJ/mol, then the resonance energy is
(A) – 182.2 kJ / mol (B) + 182.2 kJ / mol
(C) 172 kJ/ mol (D) None
Sol. (A) As we know that,
Resonance energy = ∆H° (observed) – ∆H° (calculated)
= (50.4 – 232.6) kJ / mol
= – 182.2 kJ mol
–1
Fill in the Blanks
Prob 7 An isolated system is one which neither shows exchange of ………….. nor
………………. with surroundings.
Sol. (heat, mass)
Prob 8 During fusion, the entropy of the system …………………….
Sol. (increases)
Prob 9 ÷÷→
2 2
N +O 2NO, shows an ………………….. of heat.
Sol. (absorption)
Prob 10 For spontaneous reaction
ΔG is
………………………
Sol. (negative)
Prob 11 Bomb calorimeter used for determining change in internal energy at
constant……………………
Sol. Volume
True and False
Prob 12. Specific heat is an intensive property.
Sol. True
Prob 13. A thermodynamic equilibrium represents the state when all the three equilibrium (i.e.
chemical, thermal and mechanical equilibrium) are attained at a time.
Sol. True
Prob 14. The process is isothermal if temperature of the system remains constant throughout
the course of studies.
Sol. True
Prob 15. Rivers flowing from mountain to field shows decrease in entropy.
Sol. False
Prob 16. Enthalpy of combustion at a given temperature is defined as the enthalpy change for
the compete combustion of 1 gm of substance.
Sol. False
ASSIGNMENT PROBLEMS
Subjective:
Level- O
1. Why is the enthalpy of sublimation is equal to the sum of enthalpy of fusion and enthalpy of
vaporization?
2. Under what conditions of
G, H or S, ∆ ∆ ∆
a reaction will be spontaneous at all temperatures?
3. Why is the heat of neutralisation of a strong acid by a strong base is constant as 57.0 kJ /
mole?
4. When does entropy increases in a reaction.
5. Entropy of the solution is higher than that of pure liquid, why?
6. The
G at m. pt. ∆
of ice is zero.
7. At temperature T, the endothermic reaction A B ÷÷→ proceeds almost to completion. Why
S is ve? ∆ +
8. Why standard heat of formation of diamond is not zero though it is an element?
9. Can the absolute value of internal energy be determined? Why or why not?
10. Same mass of diamond and graphite (both being carbon) are burnt in oxygen. Will the heat
produced be same or different? Why?
11. Why in chemical reactions generally heat is either evolved or absorbed?
12. Why is the enthalpy of sublimation equal to the sum of enthalpy of fusion and enthalpy of
vaporisation?
13. When an ideal gas expands in vacuum, there is neither absorption nor evolution of heat.
Why?
14. Calculate the heat change for the following reaction:
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
4 2 2 2
CH g 2O g CO g 2H O + ÷÷→ + l
0
f
H ∆ for CH4, H2O and CO2 are −17.89, −68.3 and −94.05 kcal/mole
15. The heat of reaction ( ) ( ) ( )
2
1
C s O g CO g
2
+ ÷÷→ at 17°C and at constant volume is −29.29
kcal. Calculate the heat of reaction at constant pressure.
16. Thermochemistry is the study of relationship between heat energy & ………………………..
17. Define Gibbs free energy.
18. Total energy for a reversible isothermal cycle is……………………………
19. Find out the value of equilibrium constant for the following reaction at 298 K.
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
3 2 2 2 2
2NH g CO g NH CONH aq. H O + +

l

Standard Gibbs energy change ∆r G

at the given temperature is −13.6 kJ/mol.
20. What you can conclude from this graph

G
i
b
b
s

e
n
e
r
g
y

Reactan
t
Product
s
E
q
u
i
l
i
b
r
i
u
m

Level – I
1. Which of the following can be determined? Absolute internal energy, absolute enthalpy,
absolute entropy
2. Why would you expect a decrease in entropy as a gas condenses into liquid? Compare it with
the entropy decrease when a liquid sample is converted into solid.
3. Under what conditions will the reaction occur, if both ∆S and ∆H are positive?
4. Justify, the entropy of a substance increases on going from liquid to vapour state at any
temperature.
5. One mole of an ideal gas is heated at constant pressure from 0°C to 100°C.
(a) Calculate work done.
(b) If the gas were expanded isothermally & reversibly at 0°C from 1 atm to some other
pressure Pt, what must be the final pressure if the maximum work is equal to the work
involved in (a).
6. Air contains 99% N2 and O2 gases. Then why do not they combine to form NO under the
standard conditions? Given that the standard free energy of formation of NO(g) is
86.7 KJ mol

1
.
7. Calculate the heat of following reaction
2 2 3
N 3H 2NH + ÷÷→
Given the bond energies of N ≡ N, H − H and N ÷H bonds are 226, 104 and 93 kcal
respectively.
8. When 2 moles of C2H6 are completely burnt 3129 KJ of heat is liberated. Calculate the heat of
formation, ∆Hf for C2H6; ∆Hf for CO2 and H2O are −395 and −286 KJ respectively.
9. Calculate the heat of formation of ethane at 25°C. The bond enthalpies for H −H, C −C and C
−H bonds are 104.2 kcal, 80 kcal and 99.5 kcal respectively. Heat of vaporization of carbon is
171.7 kcal.
10. Define the following terms:
(a) Internal energy (b) Endothermic reaction
(c) Hess law (d) Calorific value
11. 5 mole of an ideal gas expand isothermally & reversibly from a pressure of 10 atm to 2 atm at
300 K. What is the largest mass which can be lifted through a height of 1 mitre in this
expansion?
12. The equilibrium constant for the reaction:
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
CO g H g CO g H O g + +

   at 298 K is 73. Calculate the value of the standard
free energy change (R = 8.314 JK

1
mol

1
).
13. An insulated container contains 1 mole of a liquid molar volumes 100 ml at 1 bar. When liquid
is steeply passed to 100 bar, volume decrease t0 99 ml, find ∆H & ∆U for the process.
14. AB, A2 & B2 are diatomic molecules. If the bond enthalpies of A2, AB & B2 are in the ratio
1:1:0.5 & the enthalpy of formation of AB from A2 & B2 is −100 KJ mol

1
. What is the bond
enthalpy of A2?
Level – II
1. Calculate the C ÷H bond energy in methane at 25°C from the data. Heat of formation of
methane is −17.9 kcal, heat of vaporization of carbon is 171.1 cal and heat of formation of
hydrogen atoms is 52.1 kcal/mol.
2. The heats of combustion of hydrogen, ethane and ethylene are 68.4, 370.4 and 393.5 kcal
per molecule respectively. Calculate the energy when ethylene is reduce to ethane.
3. The molar heat of formation of NH4NO3 is 367.54 KJ and those of N2O(g) and H2O( ) l
are
81.46 KJ and −285.78 KJ, respectively at 25°C and 1.0 atm pressure. Calculate ∆H and ∆E for
the reaction.
( ) ( ) ( )
4 3 2 2
NH NO s N O g 2H O ÷÷→ + l
4. Given that
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2
H g I g 2HI g H 12.46 kcal + ÷÷→ ∆ · −
( ) ( )
2
I g 2I g H 35.8 kcal ÷÷→ ∆ ·
( ) ( )
2
H g 2H g H 103.7 kcal ÷÷→ ∆ ·
Calculate the bond energy of H – I
5. Calculate the maximum work done when pressure on 10 g of hydrogen is reduced from 20 to
1 atm at a constant temperature of 273 K. The gas behaves ideally. Calculate Q.
6. Standard heat of formation of HgO(s) at 298 K and at constant pressure is -90.8 kJ / mole.
Excess of HgO(s) absorbs 41.84 kJ of heat at constant volume, calculate the amount of Hg
that can be obtained at constant volume and 298 K, Atomic weight of Hg = 200.
7. Calculate the heat of formation of anhydrous
2 6
Al Cl
from
2 6 2
2Al(s) 6HCl(aq) Al Cl (aq) 3H (g), H 239.76 kcal + ÷÷→ + ∆ · −
2 2
H (g) Cl (g) 2HCl(g), H 44.0 kcal + ÷÷→ ∆ · −
HCl(g) Aq HCl(aq), H 17.32 kcal + ÷÷→ ∆ · −
2 6 2 6
Al Cl (s) Aq Al Cl (aq), H 153.69 kcal + ÷÷→ ∆ · −
8. Calculate the heat of formation of
2
Ag O
from following data:
(i)
3 3 2
Pb 2AgNO (aq) Pb(NO ) (aq) 2Ag 509 cals + ÷÷→ + +
(ii)
3 3 2 2
PbO 2HNO (aq) Pb(NO ) (aq) H O 178 cals + ÷÷→ + +
(iii)
2
1
Pb O PbO 503 cals
2
+ ÷÷→ +
(iv)
2 3 2 3
Ag O 2HNO (aq) H O AgNO (aq) 104 cals + ÷÷→ + +
9. Calculate resonance energy of
3
CH COOH
from the following data if the observed heat of
formation of
3
CH COOH
is -439.7 kJ.
Bond Energy Heat of atomisation (kJ)
C – H = 413 C = 716.7
C – C = 348 H = 218.0
C = O = 732 O = 249.1
C – O = 351
O – H = 463
10. For a reaction ( ) ( ) ( )
2 2
1
M O s 2M s O g
2
÷÷→ + , ∆H = 30 KJ mol

1
and ∆S = 0.07 KJ K

1
mol

1
at
1 atm. Calculate upto which temperature, the reaction would not be spontaneous.
Objective:
Level – I
1. An intensive property is that property which depends upon
(A) the nature of the substance
(B) the amount of the substance
(C) both the amount and nature of the substance
(D) neither the nature nor the amount of the substance
2. ( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
0
f 2 2 2
H of CO g , CO g , N O g and NO g ∆
in KJ/mol are respectively −393, −110, 81 and 34.
Calculate ∆H in KJ of the following reaction.
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2
2NO g 2CO g N O g 3CO g + ÷÷→ +
(A) 836 (B) 1460
(C) −836 (D) −1460
3. Temperature of 1 mole of a gas is increased by 1° at constant pressure work done is
(A) R (B) 2R
(C) R/2 (D) 3R
4. Which of the following thermodynamic quantities is an outcome of the second law of
thermodynamics?
(A) enthalpy (B) internal energy
(C) work (D) entropy
5. The difference between heats of reaction at constant pressure and constant volume for the
reaction
( ) ( ) ( ) ( )
6 6 2 2 2
2C H 15O g 12CO g 6H O + ÷÷→ + l l
at 25°C in KJ mol

1
is
(A) −7.43 KJmol

1
(B) 7.43 KJmol

1
(C) 2.477 KJmol

1
(D) −2.477 KJmol

1
6. For a reaction at equilibrium
(A)
0
G G 0 ∆ · ∆ ≠ (B)
0
G 0 ∆ ·
(C)
0
G G 0 ∆ · ∆ · (D)
0
G 0, G 0 ∆ · ∆ ≠
7. When 1 mole gas is heated at constant volume, temperature is raised from 298 to 309 K.
Heat supplied to the gas is 500 J. Then which statement is correct?
(A) q = w = 500 J, ∆u = 0 (B) q = ∆u = 500 J, w = 0
(C) q = w = 500 J, ∆u = 0 (D) ∆u = 0, q = w = −500 J
8. In thermodynamics a process is called reversible when
(A) surroundings and system change into each other
(B) there is no boundary between system and surroundings
(C) the surroundings are always in equilibrium with the system
(D) the system changes into the surroundings spontaneously
9. What is true for the reaction?
( ) ( ) ( )
5 3 2
PCl g PCl g Cl g ÷÷→ +
(A) H E ∆ · ∆ (B) H E ∆ > ∆
(C) H E ∆ < ∆ (D) none
10. Calculate the work done when 1 mol of an ideal gas is compressed reversibly from 1.00 bar
to 5.0 bar at a constant temperature of 300 K
(A) −14.01 KJ (B) 16.02 KJ
(C) 4.01 KJ (D) −8.02 KJ
11. The factor that does not influence the heat of reaction is
(A) the physical state of reactants and products
(B) the temperature
(C) the pressure or volume
(D) the method by which the final products are obtained
12. (∆H −∆E) for the formation of NH3 from N2 and H2 is
(A) RT (B) 2RT
(C) -RT (D) -2RT
13.
( ) ( )
1 atm
vap g
A A , H 460.6 cal / mol ∆ ·
l

 boiling point = 50 k, what is boiling point at 10 atm?
(A) 150 K (B) 75 K
(C) 100 K (D) none
14. Heat of neutralization of H2C2O4 (oxalic acid) is -26 Kcal/mole. The dissociation energy of
(A) H2C2O4 
  
2H
+
+
2
2 4
C O

is
(A) 12.3 Kcal/mole (B) 1.4 Kcal/mole
(C) -13.7 Kcal/mole (D) -1.4 Kcal/mole
15. The heats of combustion of yellow phosphorus and red phosphorous are –9.19 kJ and – 8.78
kJ respectively, then heat of transition of yellow phosphorus to red phosphorous is
(A) – 18.69 kJ (B) +1.13 kJ
(C) +18.69 kJ (D) 0.41 kJ
16. The enthalpies of formation of organic compounds are conveniently determined from their
(A) boiling points (B) melting points
(C) enthalpies of neutralization (D) enthalpies of combustion
17. Thermodynamic equilibrium involves
(A) chemical equilibrium (B) thermal equation
(C) mechanical equation (D) all the three
18. Evaporation of water is
(A) a process in which neither heat is evolved nor absorbed
(B) a process accompanied by chemical reaction
(C) an exothermic change
(D) an endothermic change
19. The heat content of the system is called
(A) internal energy (B) enthalpy
(C) free energy (D) entropy
20. The apparatus used for measuring the heat changes of a reaction is called
(B) thermometer (B) a colorimeter
(C) a calorimeter (D) none of these
The questions given below consist of statements ‘Assertion’ (A) and ‘Reason’ (R).
(a) If both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are correct and ‘R’ is correct reason for ‘A’.
(b) If both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are correct but ‘R’ is not the correct explanation for ‘A’.
(c) If ‘A’ is true but ‘R’ is false.
(d) If both ‘A’ and ‘R’ are false.
21. (A) Enthalpy of graphite is lower than that of diamond.
(R) Entropy of graphites lower than that of diamond.
22. (A) When a gas at high pressure expands against vacuum the work done is maximum.
(R) Work done in expansion depends upon the pressure inside the gas & increase in volume.
23. (A) Molar entropy of vaporization of water is different form ethanol.
(R) Water is more polar than methanol
24. (A) A reaction which is spontaneous & accompanied by decrease of randomness must be
exothermic.
(R) All exothermic reaction are accompanied by decrease of randomness.
25. (A) The enthalpy of formation of ( )
2
H O l is greater than that of H2O(g).
(R) Enthalpy change is negative for the condensation reaction.
( ) ( )
2 2
H O g H O ÷÷→ l

Level – II
1. Evaporation of water is a spontaneous process although it
(A) Is an exothermic reaction
(B) is an endothermic reaction
(C) Is a photo chemical reaction
(D) proceed without heat loss or heat gain
2. For the two reactions given below
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2 1
1
H g O g H O g X KJ
2
+ ÷÷→ +
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2 2 2
1
H g O g H O X KJ
2
+ ÷÷→ + l
Select the correct answer
(A) X1 > X2 (B) X1 < X2
(C) X1 = X2 (D) X1 + X2 = 0
3. Which of the following is wrong?
(A) change in internal energy of an ideal gas on isothermal expansion is zero
(B) in a cyclic process w ≠ Q
(C) for an ideal gas
T
H
0
P
∂ 1
·
1

¸ ]
(D) all
4. The heats of neutralization of four acids a, b c and d when neutralized against a common
base are 13.7, 9.4, 11.2 and 12.4 Kcal respectively. The weakest among these acids is
(A) c (B) b
(C) a (D) d
5. The bond energies of C ≡ C, C ÷ H, H ÷ H and C = C are 198, 98, 103, 145 Kcal
respectively. The enthalpy change of the reaction
2 2 2
CH CH H CH CH ≡ + ÷÷→ ·
is
(A) −152 Kcal (B) 96 Kcal
(C) 48 Kcal (D) −40 Kcal
6. Which plot represents for an exothermic reaction?
(A)

H
Time
R
P
(B)

H
Time
R
P
(C)

H
Time
R P
(D)

H
Time
R P
7. The molar heat capacity of water in equilibrium with ice at constant pressure is
(A) negative (B) zero
(C) infinity (D) 40.45 KJK

1
mol

1

8. Enthalpy of
4 2 3
1
CH O CH OH
2
+ ÷÷→ is negative. If enthalpy of combustion of CH4 and
CH3OH are x and y respectively. Then which relation is correct?
(A) x > y (B) x < y
(C) x = y (D) x ≥ y
9. When 10 ml of a strong acid are added to 10 ml of an alkali, the temperature rises 5°C. If 100
ml of each liquids are mixed, the temperature rise would be
(A) 0.5°C (B) 10°C
(C) 7.5°C (D) same
10. X is a metal that forms an oxide X2O
2 2
1 1
X O X O ; H 120Kcal
2 4
÷÷→ + ∆ ·
When a sample of metal X reacts with one mole of oxygen, what will be the ∆H in that case?
(A) 480 kcal (B) −240 kcal
(C) −480 kcal (D) 240 kcal
11. AB, A2 and B2 are diatomic molecules. If the bond enthalpies of A2, AB & B2 are in the ratio
1:1:0.5 and enthalpy of formation of AB from A2 and B2 – 100 kJ/mol
–1
. What is the bond
enthalpy of A2?
(A) 400 kJ/mol (B) 200 kJ/mol
(C) 100 kJ/mol (D) 300 kJ/mol
12. Which of the following corresponds to the definition of enthalpy of formation at
298 K?
(A) C(graphite) + 2H2(g) + 1/2 O2(l) ÷÷→CH3OH(g)
(B) C(diamond) + 2H2(g) + 1/2 O2(g) ÷÷→CH3OH (l)
(C) 2C(graphite) + 4H2(g) + O2(g) ÷÷→2CH3OH (l)
(D) C(graphite) + 2H2(g) + 1/2 O2(g) ÷÷→CH3OH(l)
13. The heat of neutralisation of HCl by NaOH is –12.1kJ/mole, the energy of dissociation of HCl
is
(A) –43.8 kJ (B) 43.8 kJ
(C) 68 kJ (D) –68 kJ
14. The dissociation energy of CH4 and C2H6 are respectively 360 & 620 k. cal/mole. The bond
energy of C–C is
(A) 260 kcal/mole (B) 180 kcal/mole
(C) 130 kcal/mole (D) 80 kcal/mole
15. Identify the intensive property from the following:
(A) Enthalpy (B) Temperature
(C) Volume (D) Refractive index
16. Which of the following expression is not correct?
(A)
0 0
G nFE ∆ · −
(B)
0 0
eq
G RT lnK ∆ · −
(C) ( )
0 0
P
E RT / nF lnK · (D)
0
P
G G RT lnQ ∆ · ∆ +
17. For a reaction ( ) ( ) A g B g

 at equilibrium, the partial pressure of B is found to be one
fourth of the partial pressure of A. The value of ∆G
0
of the reaction A → B is
(A) RT ln4 (B) −RT ln4
(C) RT log4 (D) −RT log4
18. For an irreversible isothermal expansion of an ideal gas
(A)
sys surr
S S ∆ · ∆
(B)
sys surr
S S ∆ ·· −∆
(C)
sys surr
S S ∆ > ∆
(D)
sys surr
S S ∆ < ∆
19. ( ) ( )
2
H g 2H g ÷÷→
(A) H atom has higher entropy (B) hydrogen molecule has entropy
(C) both have same entropy (D) none
20. An endothermic reaction is spontaneous only if
(A) the entropy of the surrounding increases (B) entropy of the system increases
(C) total entropy decreases (D) none

ANSWERS TO ASSIGNMENT PROBLEMS
Subjective:
Level - O
1. Since sublimation involves the process
s
H
Solid Vapour

÷÷÷→ ………………………….. (1)
or
f v
H H
Solid Liquid Vapour
∆ ∆
÷÷÷→ ÷÷÷→ ……….(2)
By (1) and (2),
s f v
H H H ∆ ÷÷→∆ + ∆
2. At all temperature conditions,
H 0 and S 0, so that G 0. ∆ < ∆ > ∆ <
3. It is so because only H
+
and OH

react in every case and it is the enthalpy of formation of
water.
4. (i) When number of molecules of products are more than number of molecules in the
reactants.
(ii) When solid state changes to liquid state.
(iii) When liquid state changes to gaseous state.
(iv) When solid changes to gaseous state.
5. Solute molecules also set free to move in solution and thus disorder increases.
6. The system:
ice water,

 at m. pt., is in equilibrium and thus G 0. ∆ ·
7.
G H T S; ∆ · ∆ − ∆ Q
since the reaction proceeds to completion that is irreversible or
spontaneous and thus
G ve. Therefore, since H ve. H T S ve or S ∆ · − ∆ · + ∴∆ − ∆ · − ∆
should
be +ve.
8. The standard state chosen for carbon is graphite and not diamond.
9. No, because it is the sum of different types of energies and some of which can not be
determined?
10. Heat evolved will be different. This is because they have different crystal structure.
11. Because all chemical reactions are accompanied by bond rearrangements. The total bond
energy of reactants is not equal to the total bond energy of products hence heat is either
evolved or absorbed.
12. Sublimation is a process which is assumed to take place in two step:
First a solid converts into liquid and second a liquid converts into vapours hence the sum of
enthalpy of fusion and enthalpy of vapourisation is equal to enthalpy of sublimation.
13. In an ideal gas, there are no intermolecular forces of attraction. Hence no energy is required
to overcome these forces. Moreover, when a gas expands against vacuum, work done is zero
(because Pext = 0). Hence internal energy of the system does not change i.e. there is no
absorption or evolution of heat.
14. −212.76 kcal
15. −29.00 kcal
16. Chemical energy
18. Zero
19. 2.4 × 10
2
20. At equilibrium products are much more in abundance than the reactants (k > > 1).
Level – I
1. Absolute entropy
2. In liquid, the molecules have much less freedom of motion as compared to the molecules of
the gas. When a liquid changes into solid the entropy becomes very low because in a solid
the molecular motion almost stops (except vibrational motion)
3. G H T S ∆ · ∆ − ∆ . For a reaction to occur, G ∆ should be negative.
If both H ∆ and S ∆ are positive, G ∆ can be negative only if T S H ∆ > ∆ in magnitude. Thus
either S ∆ has large positive value so that even if T is low, T∆S is greater than ∆H or if ∆S is
small, T should be high so that T∆S > ∆H.
4. The molecules in the vapour state have greater freedom of movement and hence greater
randomness than those in the liquid state. Hence entropy increases in going from liquid to
vapour state.
5. (a) Work done during heating of gas form 0°C to 100°C is
W = −P∆V = −P(V2 −V1) = −P[(nRT2/P)−(nRT1/P)]
( ) ( )
2 1
nR T T 1 1.987 373 273 · − − · − × × −
= −198.7 cal
(b) If work equivalent to 198.7 cal is used for gas at 0°C, causing its isothermal expansion,
from 1 atm to pressure Pt
WR = −2.303nRTlog(P1/P2)
( )
t
198.7 2.303 1.987 273log 1/ P − · − × ×
∴ Pt = 0.694 atm
6. Standard free energy of formation (∆G
°
f) for the reaction
( ) ( ) ( )
2 2
1 1
N g O g NO g
2 2
+ ÷÷→ is positive (= +86.7 KJ mol

1
). Hence the reaction is
non – spontaneous under the standard conditions.
7. −20 kcal/mol
8. −83.5 KJ
9. −21 kcal
11. Work done by the system
1 1
e 10
2 2
P P
nRTlog 2.303nRTlog
P P
· − · −
=
3
10
2.303 5 8.314 300 log 20.075 10 J
2
− × × × · − ×
Let M be the mass
Work done in lifting the mass
= Mgh = M × 9.8 × 1 J
M × 9.8 = 20.075 × 10
3

M = 2048.469 kg
12.
c
G 2.303RTlogK ∆ · −
o
10
G 2.303 8.314 298 log 73 ∆ · − × ×
o
= −10.632 kJ
13. ∆H = 9900 bar ml
∆U = 100 bar ml
14. 400 KJ mol

1
Level – II
1. 99.35 kcal 2. +91.5 kcal
3. −857.64 KJ, −860.1175 KJ 4. 75.98 kcal
5. 8180 cal 6. 93.37 gm
7. −321.99 kcal
8. 68 cals
9. −110.3 kJ / mole
10. T < 428.57 K
Objective:
Level – I
1. D 2. C 3. A
4. D 5. A 6. D
7. B 8. C 9. B
10. C 11. D 12. D
13. C 14. D 15. D
16. D 17. D 18. D
19. B 20. C 21. B
22. D 23. B 24. C
25. A
Level – II
1. B 2. A 3. B
4. B 5. D 6. A
7. C 8. B 9. D
10. C 11. A 12. D
13. C 14. D 15. B & D
16. C 17. A 18. C
19. A 20. B