Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 18 - Reaction Rates and Equilibrium - 18 Assessment: 87

Answer

The change from Figure a to Figure b is spontaneous, favored by an increase in entropy. The change from Figure b to Figure c will not occur because it would result in a decrease in entropy and a non-spontaneous process.

Work Step by Step

The change from Figure a to Figure b is spontaneous, favored by an increase in entropy. The change from Figure b to Figure c will not occur because it would result in a decrease in entropy and a non-spontaneous process.
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