Negative E

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Wilson 2E
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Negative E

Postby Wilson 2E » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:03 pm

If standard potential is a negative number, does this mean the reverse process is spontaneous, where electrons flow from right to left instead of left to right?

Prasanna Padmanabham 4I
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Re: Negative E

Postby Prasanna Padmanabham 4I » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:06 pm

Yes, it means that the reverse process is spontaneous...

Bryce Barbee
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Re: Negative E

Postby Bryce Barbee » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:12 pm

Yes. I am pretty sure that it means that the reverse is spontaneous. If positive, then the forward is spontaneous.

Ritu Gaikwad 2E
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Re: Negative E

Postby Ritu Gaikwad 2E » Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:38 pm

When a reaction is spontaneous and the delta G is negative that means that free energy is available and not required in order for the forward reaction to occur.

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