Problem: The exothermic reaction 2NO2(g) <=> N2O4(g), is spontaneous...a. cannot be determinedb. the reaction is nonspontaneous at all temperaturesc. at all temperaturesd. at high temperaturese. at low temperatures

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We're being asked to determine at what temperature conditions will the given reaction is spontaneous:

Exothermic reaction:     2 NO2(g) ⇌ N2O4(g)


We can use the signs of ΔH and ΔS to determine the spontaneity of the reaction. We can use the Punnett square shown below:

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The exothermic reaction 2NO2(g) <=> N2O4(g), is spontaneous...

a. cannot be determined
b. the reaction is nonspontaneous at all temperatures
c. at all temperatures
d. at high temperatures
e. at low temperatures

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