Enthalpy is an extensive property.


Enthalpy is an extensive property. In general, if the enthalpy of an overall reaction A→B along one route is Δr H and Δr H1, ΔrH2, ΔrH3 ….. represent enthalpies of intermediate reactions leading to product B. What will be the relation between ΔrH for overall reaction and ΔrH1, ΔrH2….. etc. for intermediate reactions.


For the reaction, A→B the formation of B goes through several intermediate reactions with different enthalpy values Δr H1, ΔrH2, ΔrH3….., and the overall enthalpy change is Δr H.

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