Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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

Chapter 5 - Thermochemistry - Exercises - Page 206: 5.47c


The forward reaction.

Work Step by Step

Elements/Molecules/Compounds/etc... are almost always trying to get to a lower energy state, because it is more stable. So when a reaction is exothermic and releases heat, it is most favorable to run such reaction in the direction it is exothermic, and results in the products being in a lower energy state.
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