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Classify chemical reactions as endothermic or exothermic, predict whether they increase or decrease in entropy, and then finally predict and classify reactions as spontaneous or non-spontaneous

Whether something will happen is closely and deeply linked with entropy – which is a thermodynamic measure of how energy is distributed. It must always increase. Here we will learn a bit more about how that value is calculated, which leads us towards finding out if a reaction will happen or not.

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Introduction to Thermodynamics

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