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I know this one is really simple, but I don't understand why I don't understand it!!

Burning 1.00g of octane gives 48.4KJ of energy. Calculate the heat energy produced by burning 1.00g of methane.

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Mr of Octane = 106
Mr of Methane = 16

1.00g of Octane -----> 48.4kJ
1.00g of Methane -----> 3.0kJ
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that's what I worked it out to be, but the mark scheme says 55.6KJ :confused:
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anyone else?
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You sure you posted the correct question? Either that or the mark scheme is wrong. I can't see how combustion of a compound with a smaller number of carbon and hydrogen atoms can produce more heat. :confused:
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(Original post by gordon2002)
I know this one is really simple, but I don't understand why I don't understand it!!

Burning 1.00g of octane gives 48.4KJ of energy. Calculate the heat energy produced by burning 1.00g of methane.

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don't suppose they gave you any bond energies?
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(Original post by gordon2002)
I know this one is really simple, but I don't understand why I don't understand it!!

Burning 1.00g of octane gives 48.4KJ of energy. Calculate the heat energy produced by burning 1.00g of methane.

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any bond energies?
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don't suppose they gave you any bond energies?
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any bond energies?
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it was an edexcel past question from about 7 years ago
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I don't think that we're expected to be able answer such question without bond energies. Probably part of the old specifications.
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I don't think that we're expected to be able answer such question without bond energies. Probably part of the old specifications.
yeah, it is the old spec.
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