For oxidation of iron, `4Fe(s) +3O_2 (g) → 2Fe_2O_3 (s)` entropy change is `– 549.4 JK^(–1)mol^(–1)` at `298

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Q 3087234187.     For oxidation of iron, `4Fe(s) +3O_2 (g) → 2Fe_2O_3 (s)`

entropy change is `– 549.4 JK^(–1)mol^(–1)` at `298 K`. Inspite of negative entropy change of this reaction, why is the reaction
spontaneous? ( `Delta_r H^(⊖)` for this reaction is `-1648xx10^(3) J mol^(-1)` )


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