Which statement about enthalpy is true? The enthalpy of formation for a pure element in its standard state is?

Which statement about enthalpy is true? A) The enthalpy of formation for a pure element in its standard state is always positive. B) The enthalpy of formation for a pure element in its standard state is always negative. C) Enthalpy is a state function because its change depends only on initial and final conditions.

D) Enthalpy is not a state function because its change depends on the identities of the reactants and products

1 Answer

  • C) Enthalpy is a state function because its change depends only on initial and final conditions.

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