Does a -E and -G mean that the reverse reaction is spontaneous?  [ENDORSED]


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Does a -E and -G mean that the reverse reaction is spontaneous?

Postby Michelle Song 1G » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:24 pm

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Re: Does a -E and -G mean that the reverse reaction is spontaneous?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:42 pm

A negative Gibb's Free Energy means that the reaction is spontaneous and the reverse reaction is nonspontaneous. A -E value means that a reaction is nonspontaneous and the reverse is spontaneous.

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Re: Does a -E and -G mean that the reverse reaction is spontaneous?

Postby Michelle Song 1G » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:04 pm

Is the reverse also true? Does a +G mean that the forward reaction is nonspontaneous but the reverse reaction is spontaneous?

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Re: Does a -E and -G mean that the reverse reaction is spontaneous?

Postby Nghi Nguyen 2L » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:27 pm

yeah exactly, when delta G is negative, the forward reaction is spontaneous
and when delta G is positive, the reverse reaction is spontaneous


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