Gibbs Free Energy

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Tiffany Cao 1D
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Gibbs Free Energy

Postby Tiffany Cao 1D » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:32 pm

What exactly does Gibbs Free Energy measure?

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Re: Gibbs Free Energy

Postby Sabrina Fardeheb 2B » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:49 pm

It measures the energy that is freely available to do work.

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Re: Gibbs Free Energy

Postby Hena Sihota 1L » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:51 pm

The textbook defines Gibbs free energy as the energy of a system that is free to do work at constant temperature and pressure. The direction of spontaneous change at constant pressure and temperature is the direction of decreasing Gibbs free energy.

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Re: Gibbs Free Energy

Postby Isabella Sanzi 2E » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:34 pm

I think that Gibbs free energy isn't necessarily a measurement, but a calculation to describe the energy of a system available to do work based on a system's entropy, enthalpy, and temperature. I believe Professor Lavelle mentioned in class you can't explicitly measure free energy-just to clarify. Hope this helps!

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