Problem: 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.

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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

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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.

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