Spontaneouty for Diatomic molecules

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RivasMayra 2N
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Spontaneouty for Diatomic molecules

Postby RivasMayra 2N » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:49 pm

Why are diatomic molecules only spontaneous at high temperatures?

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Re: Spontaneouty for Diatomic molecules

Postby martha-1I » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:13 pm

I think it is because the element in the diatomic molecules need to be broken apart first by a high temperature in order to react spontaneously with other elements. For example, N2 would need to be broken apart as separate N elements in order for a spontaneous reaction to occur with another element. The bond holding N2 together is too strong to be broken making N2 unreactive, but N is able to react with other elements.


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