P5_11 Water into Wine

Benedict Irwin, Peter Hicks, Hannah Lerman


In the Gospel of John, Jesus turns a substantial quantity of water into wine. We investigate the change in enthalpy across a candidate reaction and determine it to be 1255kJmol-1 indicating an endothermic reaction. We then find the change in entropy to be 4.21kJmol-1K-1 and calculate the energy required for the whole reaction to be 0.25-0.37GJ.

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