DeltaG spontaneous

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DeltaG spontaneous

Postby Jack Papciak 2F » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:58 pm

I know that a reaction with a negative deltaG is spontaneous, but what exactly does it mean to be spontaneous?

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Re: DeltaG spontaneous

Postby YashDeshmukh1D » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:20 pm

The book defines spontaneous change as "change that has a tendency to occur without being driven by an external influence." Essentially a spontaneous reaction doesn't require an additional input of energy to occur. It's important to remember that just because it is spontaneous doesn't mean it will react rapidly or that it will even happen at all--it just has the ability to occur.

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