stability and spontaneity

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stability and spontaneity

Postby Caitlin Dillon 3G » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:25 pm

can someone please explain why it is more stable if delta G is negative/spontaneous?

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Re: stability and spontaneity

Postby Priscilla_Molina_3J » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:54 pm

If delta G is negative, that means Gibbs free energy is being released (so we are going from a higher energy state to a lower energy state, which is always optimal).

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