The reaction of chloroethane with water in the gas phase to produce ethanol and hydrogen chloride has ΔH° = +26.6 kJ mol -1 and ΔS° = +4.81 J K-1 mol-1 at 25°C.
(a) Which of these terms (ΔH° or ΔS°), if either, favors the reaction going to completion?
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