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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.
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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