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Steven S. Zumdahl
ISBN: 9781133611097

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Steven S. Zumdahl
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Textbook Problem

Is ∆Ssurr favorable or unfavorable for exothermic reactions? Endothermic reactions? Explain.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The favorable or unfavorable nature of ΔSsurr for an exothermic and an endothermic reaction is to be stated.

Concept introduction: The formula to calculate ΔSsurr is,

ΔSsurr=ΔHT

To determine: The favorable or unfavorable nature of ΔSsurr for an exothermic and an endothermic reaction.

Explanation

Explanation

The formula to calculate ΔSsurr is,

ΔSsurr=ΔHT

Where,

  • ΔH is the change in enthalpy.
  • T is the temperature.

The value of ΔH for an endothermic reaction is positive

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