Gibbs “Available” energy

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Kellina Tran 2I
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Gibbs “Available” energy

Postby Kellina Tran 2I » Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:47 pm

Under what conditions did Dr. Lavelle mention that the energy available to do work is considered Gibbs free energy?

Curtis Tam 1J
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Re: Gibbs “Available” energy

Postby Curtis Tam 1J » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:17 pm

I believe when it's under constant pressure and temperature. This has something to do with how we derive Gibbs Free Energy to get deltaG=wmax. It's found on page 355.

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Re: Gibbs “Available” energy

Postby Jasmin Tran 1J » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:21 pm

According to the original definition, Gibbs defines “available energy” as “the greatest amount of mechanical work which can be obtained from a given quantity of a certain substance in a given initial state, without increasing its total volume or allowing heat to pass to or from external bodies, except such as at the close of the processes are left in their initial condition.” Essentially, this means that volume and temperature are both constant, and work is done within a system and its surroundings.

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