Phosgene, COCl21g2, is a toxic gas used as an agent of warfare in World War I.
(b) Using the table of bond dissociation energies (Table 9.3) and the value ΔH°f = 716.7 kJ>mol for C(g), estimate ΔH° f for COCl21g2 at 25 °C. Compare your answer to the actual ΔH° f given in Appendix B, and explain why your calculation is only an estimate.
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