Spontaneous Reaction and nonspontaneous reaction Difference?

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Spontaneous Reaction and nonspontaneous reaction Difference?

Post by junbumkim » Tue Feb 27, 2007 12:58 pm

so if the free energy change of reaction is greater than zero, the reaction is nonspontaneous. If it's less than zero, then spontaneous. If it's equal to 0 then it's equilibrium.

If the reaction takes place without any intervention, naturally, then it's spontaenous...then shouldn't it lead to equailibrium?

Could you someone elaborate on these reactions?
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Post by Darby » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:51 pm

Yes, but I believe you're thinking of a rate equilibrium, not an energy equilibrium.

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Post by smartypants101% » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:57 pm

well if free energy change of reaction is greater than zero than the chances of this occuring are very large. The supply and demand for this is also reashuring.

now answer my question to elborate on.

How does meiosis and mitosis occur in plants and animals?

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