The standard free energy change of a reaction (ΔG) is given by the following equation:
Recall that if:
• ΔG < 0 or ΔG = (–); the reaction is spontaneous
Melting of ice is a spontaneous reaction at room temperature and pressure because melting is accompanied by _____.
A. a decrease of entropy
B. a decrease of energy
C. an increase of energy
D. an increase of entropy
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