Question #1445a

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Feb 10, 2016

Answer:

Spontaneity depends on the value of Gibbs' Free Energy Change .

Explanation:

Gibbs' Free Energy Change is given by #Delta#G =#Delta#H - T#Delta#S where #Delta#H is the change in Enthalpy associated with the reaction ,T is the temperature at which given reaction takes place and #Delta#S is the change in Entropy for the given reaction.

If the value of #Delta#G is negative,the reaction is said to be spontaneous ,if it is positive,the reaction is said to be non-spontaneous.

For the given reaction of conversion of liquid form water to solid form ice,the value of #Delta#S would be negative and thus -T#Delta#S would be positive.For the spontaneity of the reaction,the enthalpy change #Delta#H must be negative and its magnitude would be greater than magnitude of T#Delta#S.