Problem: Is the formation of ozone (O 3(g)) from oxygen (O2(g)) spontaneous at room temperature under standard state conditions?

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We are being asked to determine if the formation of ozone (O3) from oxygen(O2) is spontaneous at room temperature under standard state conditions. The balanced chemical reaction is

3 O2 (g) 2 O3 (g)


Recall that if:

• ΔG < 0 or ΔG = (–); the reaction is spontaneous

• ΔG = 0; the reaction is at equilibrium

• ΔG > 0 or ΔG = (+); the reaction is non-spontaneous


We can use the following equation to solve for ΔG˚rxn:

G°rxn= G°f, product - G°f, reactant


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Is the formation of ozone (O 3(g)) from oxygen (O2(g)) spontaneous at room temperature under standard state conditions?

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