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What does that mean?
In the example from Dr. Lavelle's lecture, the conversion of diamond to graphite is thermodynamically stable, however it isn't kinetically stable, so diamond remains as diamond despite the conversion being thermodynamically favored. Because the conversion isnt kinetically stable, the reaction does not proceed forwards.
Thermodynamics typically deals with state functions whereas kinetics deals with different pathways that control the speed of the reaction. This especially comes into play when dealing with activation energies
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