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Spontaneous Reactions and Entropy

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Consider the reaction : 2H2(g) + O2(g) ---> 2H2O(l).

In this reaction, matter is less dispersed, leading to a decrease in entropy since the reactants are gases and the product is liquid. Nevertheless, the reaction is spontaneous. Explain why this is so.

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The solution provides a brief explanation for why a certain reaction is spontaneous. A spontaneous reaction is found.

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