Problem: What can be said about an exothermic reaction with a negative entropy change?The reaction isa) spontaneous at all temperatures.b) spontaneous at high temperatures.c) spontaneous at low temperatures.d) spontaneous in the reverse direction at all temperatures.e) non-spontaneous in either direction at all temperatures. 

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  • Exothermic reactions have negative -ΔH while negative entropy have -ΔS

  • Recall that whenever we have ΔH and ΔS values, we can determine if the reaction will be spontaneous or not using this useful tool where:

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What can be said about an exothermic reaction with a negative entropy change?

The reaction is

a) spontaneous at all temperatures.

b) spontaneous at high temperatures.

c) spontaneous at low temperatures.

d) spontaneous in the reverse direction at all temperatures.

e) non-spontaneous in either direction at all temperatures. 

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