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Solution: What is true if ln K is negative?   A) ΔG°rxn is positive and the reaction is spontaneous in the forward direction. B) ΔG°rxn is negative and the reaction is spontaneous in the forward direction. C) ΔG°rxn is negative and the reaction is spontaneous in the reverse direction. D) ΔG°rxn is positive and the reaction is spontaneous in the reverse direction. E) ΔG°rxn is zero and the reaction is at equilibrium.

Problem

What is true if ln K is negative?

 

A) ΔG°rxn is positive and the reaction is spontaneous in the forward direction.

B) ΔG°rxn is negative and the reaction is spontaneous in the forward direction.

C) ΔG°rxn is negative and the reaction is spontaneous in the reverse direction.

D) ΔG°rxn is positive and the reaction is spontaneous in the reverse direction.

E) ΔG°rxn is zero and the reaction is at equilibrium.