The U.S. requires automobile fuels to contain a renewable component. The fermentation of glucose from corn produces ethanol, which is added to gasoline to fulfill this requirement:
C6H12O6(s) → 2 C2H5OH(l + 2 CO2(g)
Calculate ΔH°, ΔS° and ΔG° for the reaction at 25 °C. Is the spontaneity of this reaction dependent on temperature?
The reaction is: