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General Chemistry 4 th edition, Hill, Petrucci, McCreary, Perry 12 Spontaneity is the notion of whether or not a process can take place unassisted. Chapter 17. More thermodynamics: Spontaneity, Entropy, and Free Energy A spontaneous process is one that can occur in a system left to itself; no action from outside the system is necessary to bring it about. A nonspontaneous process is one that cannot take place in a system left to itself. If a process is spontaneous, the reverse process is nonspontaneous, and vice versa . However, “spontaneous” signifies nothing about how fast a process occurs.
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General Chemistry 4 th edition, Hill, Petrucci, McCreary, Perry 13 Thermodynamics determines the equilibrium state of a system, and predict the proportions of products and reactants at equilibrium. A high activation energy can effectively block a reaction
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