3 Al (s) + 3 NH4ClO4 (s) → Al2O3 (s alpha-corundum) + AlCl3 (s) + 3 NO (g) + 6 H2O (g)

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Stoichiometry

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Al             Mass: g
NH4ClO4        Mass: g
Al2O3          Mass: g
AlCl3          Mass: g
NO             Mass: g  or Gas Volume: L
H2O            Mass: g  or Gas Volume: L
Heat Released: kJ

Enthalpy of Reaction

[1ΔHf(Al2O3 (s alpha-corundum)) + 1ΔHf(AlCl3 (s)) + 3ΔHf(NO (g)) + 6ΔHf(H2O (g))] - [3ΔHf(Al (s)) + 3ΔHf(NH4ClO4 (s))]
[1(-1675.27) + 1(-705.63) + 3(90.25) + 6(-241.82)] - [3(0) + 3(-295.31)] = -2675.14 kJ
-2,675.14 kJ     (exothermic)

Entropy Change

[1ΔSf(Al2O3 (s alpha-corundum)) + 1ΔSf(AlCl3 (s)) + 3ΔSf(NO (g)) + 6ΔSf(H2O (g))] - [3ΔSf(Al (s)) + 3ΔSf(NH4ClO4 (s))]
[1(50.92) + 1(109.29) + 3(210.65) + 6(188.72)] - [3(28.33) + 3(184.18)] = 1286.95 J/K
1,286.95 J/K     (increase in entropy)

Free Energy of Reaction (at 298.15 K)

From ΔGf° values:
[1ΔGf(Al2O3 (s alpha-corundum)) + 1ΔGf(AlCl3 (s)) + 3ΔGf(NO (g)) + 6ΔGf(H2O (g))] - [3ΔGf(Al (s)) + 3ΔGf(NH4ClO4 (s))]
[1(-1581.97) + 1(-630.07) + 3(86.57) + 6(-228.59)] - [3(0) + 3(-88.91)] = -3057.14 kJ
-3,057.14 kJ     (spontaneous)

From ΔG = ΔH - TΔS:
-3058.84 kJ     (spontaneous)

Equilibrium Constant, K (at 298.15 K)

approaches infinity
This process is favorable at 25°C.

Reference(s):

Zumdahl, Steven and Zumdahl, Susan A. Chemistry 9th ed.; Brooks/Cole: Belmont, CA, 2014; p 132.

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