## Spontaneous

Ian Morris 3C
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### Spontaneous

What makes a reaction spontaneous, based on the value of Gibb's Free Energy.

Ryan Narisma 4G
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Hi Ian Morris 3C! To answer your question, when the Gibbs free energy value is less than 0 (a negative value), the reaction will be spontaneous. However, spontaneity does not correlate with the time it takes for the reaction to complete. I hope this helps!

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well good sir, if the value is negative, it is spontaneous, meaning left over NRG in the form of heat is exuded from the reaction.

Catherine Daye 1L
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Spontaneous reactions are described as having a negative Gibbs free energy.

Eunice Nguyen 4I
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In order to determine spontaneity based on Gibbs Free Energy:
ΔG∘<0 = spontaneous
ΔG∘<0 = not spontaneous

Justin Sarquiz 2F
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Delta G only determines whether a reaction is spontaneous or not. It says nothing about the speed of the reaction.

Miriam Villarreal 1J
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a spontaneous processes is one that occurs without the addition of external energy. A spontaneous process may take place quickly or slowly, because spontaneity is not related to kinetics or reaction rate.

Hailey Kim 4G
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A reaction is spontaneous when Delta(G) is greater than 0, or a negative value. When Delta(G) is a positive value, the reaction is not spontaneous, and the reverse reaction is favored. Finally, when Delta(G) is equal to 0, the reaction is at equilibrium.

Jainam Shah 4I
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Delta G or the change in Gibbs free energy simply states whether a reaction will be spontaneous or not. A spontaneous reaction occurs naturally without input of energy. When Gibbs Free Energy is negative the reaction will be spontaneous

Anish Natarajan 4G
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If the Gibbs Free Energy is negative--that is, if T*DeltaS is larger than Delta H or Delta H is negative--then the reaction will be spontaneous. The inclusion of T as a variable shows that as temperature increases, all reactions eventually become spontaneous

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It is also useful to note that temperature can affect the free energy in both ways either low or high temperature.

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