Free Energy: Predicting the Spontaneity of a Reaction


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Which of the following best describes a spontaneous reaction?

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1. Why can it never be assumed that all spontaneous processes happen quickly?

2. For a reaction to be spontaneous, the sign of delta G is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz will ask you a good deal of questions related to definitions. You will be asked to complete sentences with the correct term. Some questions will present you with a scenario and you will need to answer questions about the reaction occurring.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will test you on the following ideas and definitions:

  • Gibbs Free Energy
  • Spontaneous reactions and their reverse
  • Negative and positive Gibbs Free Energy

Skills Practiced

The quiz will test you on the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of spontaneity of a reaction to identify its opposite
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Gibbs Free Energy in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding when spontaneous reactions occur and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

If you need to, you can finish the quiz and head over to our related lesson entitled Free Energy: Predicting Spontaneity of a Reaction. This lesson is designed to go over the following:

  • Defining a spontaneous reaction
  • Analyzing the opposite of a spontaneous reaction
  • Investigating the speed of spontaneous reactions
  • Detailing the role of Gibbs Free Energy