Energy of product appears to be lower than the reactant
This means that the surrounding is absorbing energy from the reactant while the system loses energy
Consider the energy diagram for a general reaction, reactants products.
What are the expected signs of and ?
1. ΔEsys is positive and ΔEsurr is positive.
2. ΔEsys is negative and ΔEsurr is negative.
3. ΔEsys is positive and ΔEsurr is negative.
4. ΔEsys is negative and ΔEsurr is positive.
Frequently Asked Questions
What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?
Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Energy Diagram concept. If you need more Energy Diagram practice, you can also practice Energy Diagram practice problems.