Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 13 - Properties of Solutions - Exercises - Page 567: 13.18b


The increase in entropy causes the solution process to be energetically favorable.

Work Step by Step

Although the solution is energetically unfavorable (endothermic) the resulting increase of entropy in the solution makes up for the endothermic solution process and allows the reaction to be energetically favorable and take place.
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