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I am willing to do something like this. but unable to figure out how to put curly braces and arrows with text.

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% !TEX program = xelatex
\documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{0}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{amsfonts}
\usepackage{amssymb}
\usepackage[version=4]{mhchem}
\usepackage{framed}
\usepackage{mathtools}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{polyglossia}
\setmainlanguage[numerals=Devanagari]{bengali}
\setotherlanguage{english}
\newfontfamily\englishfont{Times New Roman}
\newfontfamily\bengalifont[Script=Bengali,BoldFont={Kalpurush},BoldFeatures={FakeBold=2.5},ItalicFont={Kalpurush}, ItalicFeatures={FakeSlant=0.3}]{Kalpurush}
\begin{document}
\begin{align*}
    \ce{H2SO4} + \ce{H2O &-> H2SO4} \qquad \qquad \Delta H = -30.5 \text{Kj}\\
    \ce{H2SO4} + 10\ce{H2O &-> H2SO4} \qquad \qquad \Delta H = -68 \text{Kj}\\
    \ce{H2SO4} + 19\ce{H2O &-> H2SO4} \qquad \qquad \Delta H = -70.7 \text{Kj}\\
    \ce{H2SO4} + 450\ce{H2O &-> H2SO4} \qquad \qquad \Delta H = -84.52 \text{Kj}\\
    \ce{H2SO4} + 451\ce{H2O &-> H2SO4} \qquad \qquad \Delta H = -84.52 \text{Kj}
\end{align*}
\end{document}

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    Are the Kj the kilojoule units?
    – Bernard
    Apr 16, 2020 at 12:53
  • @Bernard yes they are.
    – Soyeb Jim
    Apr 16, 2020 at 12:56

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I propose this solution, based on an alignat* environment and pstricks. I replaced mhchem with the chemformula package, because it has a simpler syntax when used in equations. I defined empty nodes (\pnode command) at the relevant places and connected them with arrows or braces. The only constraint is that these nodes cannot be contained in the argument of a \ch command.

\documentclass{article}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{0}
\usepackage{amsmath, amssymb}
\usepackage{chemformula}
\usepackage{siunitx}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage{pbox}
\usepackage{pstricks-add}

\begin{document}

\begin{alignat*}{5}
 & & \ch{H2SO4 & + & H2O &-> H2SO4} & \qquad \qquad ΔH & = \SI{-30.5}{\kJ} & & \pnode[1ex, 2ex]{BrT}\\
 & & \ch{ H2SO4 & + & 10 H2O &-> H2SO4} & ΔH & = \SI{-68}{\kJ} & \\
 & & \ch{H2SO4 & + & 19 H2O &-> H2SO4} & ΔH & = \SI{-70.7}{\kJ}\\
 & & \ch{H2SO4} & + & \pnode[1.55em, -2pt]{L1} \ch{450 H2O& -> H2SO4} & ΔH & =\SI{-84.52}{\kJ} & & \pnode[1ex, -0.5ex]{BrB} \pnode[5em, 0pt]{C}\\
\rnode{L2}{\parbox[t]{1in}{\centering Some text on several lines}}& \qquad & \ch{H2SO4 & + & 451 H2O &-> H2SO4} & ΔH & = \SI{-84.52}{\kJ}\\
\psset{linewidth=0.5pt, linejoin=1, arrows=->, arrowinset=0.15}
\ncangle[angleA=-90, offsetB=2pt]{L1}{L2}
\psbrace[singleline, linewidth=0.6pt, braceWidthInner=3pt, braceWidthOuter=2pt, nodesep=0.5ex](BrB)(BrT){\text{Some other text}}
\ncline[offsetA=0.5ex, nodesepA=3pt]{BrB}{C}\uput[r](C){\text{A last text}}
 \end{alignat*}

\end{document}

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