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Both. One side of the equatioo loses energy and the other side gains it.

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Q: When energy is released from a reaction is the value positive or negative?
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Is free energy of cell reaction positive when emf of cell reaction is positive?

G = -nFE Therefore, G will be negative when EMF is positive.

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Is thermal energy negative or positive?

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Does energy flow positive to negative or negative to positive with magnets?

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According to the Gibbs free energy equation G H - TS when is a reaction always spontaneous?

when H is negative and S is positive