Spontaneous Reaction: Definition & Examples


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A spontaneous reaction occurs in a given set of conditions _____.

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1. We can qualitatively predict if a reaction will have an increase in entropy by looking at _____.

2. Which of the following statements is true of spontaneous reactions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of spontaneous reaction. Topics you will need to know to pass the quiz include Gibbs free energy and energy change.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Identify Gibbs free energy of a given reaction
  • Entropy change for the phase change in given chemical equation
  • Identify spontaneous reaction
  • Change in entropy of given reactions

Skills practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related spontaneous reaction lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about entropy change in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Gibbs free energy and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about spontaneous reaction, review the lesson Spontaneous Reaction: Definition & Examples which covers the following objectives:

  • Define spontaneous reaction
  • Second law of thermodynamics
  • Phase changes