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: 13.22


The endothermic solution process occurs because of the increased entropy.

Work Step by Step

Although the reaction is endothermic (an energetically unfavorable enthalpy) the entropy must increase (an energetically favorable process) in order to make the solution process energetically favorable and cause it to occur.
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