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In the textbook, it says that a negative standard potential means that a redox couple is more strongly reducing (rather than oxidating), but I'm a bit confused because doesn't a negative standard potential just mean that delta G will be positive, so the reverse of whatever electrode reaction we're given will just be the spontaneous reaction? (because of the equation delta G=-nFE) or that the given reaction is nonspontaneous? Because it seems like the cathode would always have a positive standard potential, and the anode would always have a negative standard potential, but that doesn't really make sense because all the reactions in a Galvanic Cell (both 1/2 rxns) are supposed to be spontaneous, so would that mean that the standard potentials at the cathode and anode should both be positive because that's the only way to have a negative (spontaneous) delta G?
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