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Problem: Which of the following processes are spontaneous, and which are nonspontaneous: a) the ripening of a banana, b) dissolution of sugar in a cup of hot coffee, c) the reaction of nitrogen atoms to form N2 molecules at 25 °C and 1 atm, d) lightning, e) formation of CH4 and O2 molecules from CO2 and H2O at room temperature and 1 atm pressure?

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Identify the following processes as spontaneous or nonspontaneous: 

a) the ripening of a banana

  • ripening is a natural process
  • all natural processes are spontaneous


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Which of the following processes are spontaneous, and which are nonspontaneous: 

a) the ripening of a banana, 

b) dissolution of sugar in a cup of hot coffee, 

c) the reaction of nitrogen atoms to form N2 molecules at 25 °C and 1 atm, 

d) lightning, 

e) formation of CH4 and O2 molecules from CO2 and H2O at room temperature and 1 atm pressure?

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