Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 8 - 8.2 - Concept Check: 3


Since the chemicals react spontaneously when mixed, the reaction must be exergonic.

Work Step by Step

Exergonic reactions are spontaneous by definition, they release free energy. The reaction clearly occurs when the chemicals are mixed without any input of energy--thus it is spontaneous despite the initial action taken to mix the chemicals.
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