Question 4.37 in O-Chem Book
Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:32 pm
When commenting on the possible values for standard enthalpies of activation (delta H) and standard entropies of activation (delta S) why are delta H values always unfavorable positive and why are delta S values often unfavorable negative? The book answer key gives a little explanation but I don't really understand it. Also, it says the delta S values are often unfavorable negative because there is usually a decrease in entropy, but wouldn't it be favorable?