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

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exothermic → more thermodynamically favored

endothermic → less thermodynamically favored


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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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