Professor Sylvia Ceyer discusses bond enthalpy and the enthalpy of endothermic/exothermic chemical reactions. The heat of formation is defined as Professor Ceyer explains Hess's Law which is used to predict the enthalpy change and conservation of energy, regardless of the path through which it is to be determined. The lecture concludes with a discussion of thermodynamics and spontaneous chance, specifically Gibbs free energy and the concept of entropy.
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