Steric Contribution

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Tina Nguyen_1L
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Steric Contribution

Postby Tina Nguyen_1L » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:03 pm

Why does the steric contribution make an unfavorable, negative value? If it prevents molecules from combining, doesn't that increase entropy, making it a positive value?

nickgonzalez 1j
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Re: Steric Contribution

Postby nickgonzalez 1j » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:22 pm

The steric contribution does prevent molecules from combining as the orientations of the reactants will be specified which means there will be less disorder, so entropy decreases(a negative value) and is unfavorable.


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