## Negative E

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### Negative E

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

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### Re: Negative E

If E is negative, then $\Delta G$ is positive, due to the equation $\Delta G^{o} = -nFE^{o}$, which would tell you that the process you are looking at is not spontaneous.

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### Re: Negative E

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.