The amount of energy released by the burning of 32.3 billion barrels of oil should be calculated Concept introduction: Chemical reactions proceed with the absorption (endothermic) or release (exothermic) of heat energy. Combustion is an exothermic process. The amount of heat released when 1 mole of a substance, like a fuel, is burned in oxygen is known as enthalpy of combustion of that fuel.

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Chemistry for Engineering Students

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Lawrence S. Brown + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337398909
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Chemistry for Engineering Students

4th Edition
Lawrence S. Brown + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337398909

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Chapter 9, Problem 9.107PAE
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The amount of energy released by the burning of 32.3 billion barrels of oil should be calculated

Concept introduction:

  • Chemical reactions proceed with the absorption (endothermic) or release (exothermic) of heat energy.
  • Combustion is an exothermic process. The amount of heat released when 1 mole of a substance, like a fuel, is burned in oxygen is known as enthalpy of combustion of that fuel.

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