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Problem: Our atmosphere is composed primarily of nitrogen and oxygen, which coexist at 25 ˚C without reacting to any significant extent. However, the two gases can react to form nitrogen monoxide according to the following reaction: N2(g) + O2(g) ⇌ 2 NO(g).Is the reaction spontaneous?

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Our atmosphere is composed primarily of nitrogen and oxygen, which coexist at 25 ˚C without reacting to any significant extent. However, the two gases can react to form nitrogen monoxide according to the following reaction: N2(g) + O2(g) ⇌ 2 NO(g).

Is the reaction spontaneous?

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