Favorable Reactions

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Sumaiyah I 1E
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Favorable Reactions

Postby Sumaiyah I 1E » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:29 pm

Is being energetically favorable the same thing as being thermodynamically favorable? Also, is there a difference between being energetically favorable and spontaneous?

Prina Patel 1H
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Re: Favorable Reactions

Postby Prina Patel 1H » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:07 am

Do you mean kinetically favorable? if so yes there is a difference between thermodynamically favorable and kinetically favorable. Kinetically favorable means that the there is a large difference for activation energy so more products than reactants. Thermodynamically favorable means that there is a negative delta G meaning more reactants than products. A kinetically favorable reactions can be spontaneous but it could take a lot of time for it to occur. For example, Diamond converting to graphite, it's a spontaneous reaction however, it isn't quick.

Rambod Meshgi 3J
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Re: Favorable Reactions

Postby Rambod Meshgi 3J » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:45 pm

In response to the second question a reaction can be energetically favorable but not spontaneous if there is a very large activation energy. Energetically favorable only means that it ends with less energy then it started with.


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