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    And would the more stable isomer be E because the Gibbs free energy value is minus? Why does a minus free energy make it more stable if this is the case??

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    Could anyone help me with this question?
    And would the more stable isomer be E because the Gibbs free energy value is minus? Why does a minus free energy make it more stable if this is the case??

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    If deltaG is negative the change is 'spontaneous'. This means E is more stable.
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    If deltaG is negative the change is 'spontaneous'. This means E is more stable.
    But why does a negative free energy value mean it's stable? That's what I don't get.
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    (Original post by AqsaMx)
    But why does a negative free energy value mean it's stable? That's what I don't get.
    Would you agree that E is more stable than Z based only on the delta H values?
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    Would you agree that E is more stable than Z based only on the delta H values?
    Yes cos E is more exothermic?
 
 
 
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