Nitroglycerine, C3H5(NO3)3(l), a powerful explosive used in
mining, detonates to produce a hot gaseous mixture of nitrogen,
water, carbon dioxide, and oxygen.
(a) Write a balanced equation for this reaction using the smallest
(b) If H°rxn 2.29104 kJ for the equation as written in
part (a), calculate H°f of nitroglycerine.