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If delta S of the reaction is positive, why will the reaction be spontaneous?
When looking at delta G = delta H - T delta S, since T is positive, if delta S is positive as well, as long as (T delta S) is greater than delta H, delta G would be negative and it's spontaneous. Also, things generally want to have greater entropy.
Like the comment above, use the general equation for delta T= delta H - T times delta S. Plugging in known values into this equation will help you determine whether you have a positive or negative delta G. From there you can determine whether its spontaneous or not.
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