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# Solution - How is Enthalpy of Sublimation Related to Enthalpy of Fusion and Enthalpy of Vaporization - HSC Science (Computer Science) 12th Board Exam - Chemistry

ConceptInternal Energy and Enthalpy

#### Question

How is enthalpy of sublimation related to enthalpy of fusion and enthalpy of vaporization?

#### Solution

Relation of enthalpy of sublimation with enthalpy of fusion and enthalpy of vaporisation:

The enthalpy of sublimation of ice at 00C and 1 atm pressure is 51.08 kJ mol−1.H2O(s) → H2O(g), ΔH = 51.08 kJ mol−1 at 00C.

When solid is converted to vapour, either in one step or two steps, the solid first gets converted to the liquid state and then to the vapour state. The enthalpy change remains the same. This is because enthalpy is a state function.

For example,
H2O(s) → H2O(l), Δfus H = +6.01 kJ mol−1 at 0°C
H2O(l) → H2O(g), Δvap H = +45.07 kJ mol−1 at 0°C

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H2O(s) → H2O(g), Δ H = 51.08 kJ mol−1 at 0°C

Therefore, it follows that
Δsub H = Δfus H + Δvap H

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