Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 8 - 8.2 - Concept Check - Page 150: 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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