Negative E

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Negative E

Postby Janice Xiao 1I » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:31 pm

What does it mean when E/the standard reduction potential is negative?

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Re: Negative E

Postby Fatima_Iqbal_2E » Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:39 pm

If E is negative, then is positive, due to the equation , which would tell you that the process you are looking at is not spontaneous.

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Re: Negative E

Postby miznaakbar » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:47 pm

In addition, when E˚(the standard reduction potential) is negative, the species tends to be a reducing agent because the more negative E˚is, the more willing it is to give up electrons, or be oxidized.

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