Karyme C.

asked • 13d

kJ of heat released

In a popular television series, the two characters use thermite to assist with breaking into a chemical storage facility because the reaction between aluminum and iron(III) oxide produces a tremendous amount of heat. If they began with 10.0 g of Al, how many kJ of heat would be released?

2 Al(s) + Fe2O3(s) à 852 kJ + Al2O3(s) + 2 Fe(s)

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