exothermic → more thermodynamically favored
endothermic → less thermodynamically favored
Consider the decomposition of liquid benzene, C6H6(l), to gaseous acetylene, C2H2(g): C6H6(l) → 3 C2H2(g), ΔH = +630 kJ
Which is more likely to be thermodynamically favored, the forward reaction or the reverse reaction?
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