Answer to Question #57014 in Other Chemistry for emma
Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) is often used in the kitchen to extinguish fires. When heated, it decomposes into sodium carbonate, water vapour and carbon dioxide. The delta H for the reaction of 1 mole of sodium bicarbonate is +64.6KJ.
a) Write a balanced thermochemical equation for this reaction.
b) Using the enthalpies of formation, calculate the enthalpy of formation of sodium bicarbonate