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Negative E

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:03 pm
by Wilson 2E
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?

Re: Negative E

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:06 pm
by Prasanna Padmanabham 4I
Yes, it means that the reverse process is spontaneous...

Re: Negative E

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:12 pm
by Bryce Barbee
Yes. I am pretty sure that it means that the reverse is spontaneous. If positive, then the forward is spontaneous.

Re: Negative E

Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2020 7:38 pm
by Ritu Gaikwad 2E
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.