Delta G°






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Kathleen Vidanes 1E
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Delta G°

Postby Kathleen Vidanes 1E » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:12 pm

How do we know when delta G°is equal to 0? What does this mean?

Caroline Cox 1H
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Re: Delta G°

Postby Caroline Cox 1H » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:14 pm

When delta G is zero that means the system is at equilibrium.

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Re: Delta G°

Postby Emma Li 2C » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:06 pm

I think another way to say it is when the equilibrium constant equals 1!

Julianna Thrasher 1B
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Re: Delta G°

Postby Julianna Thrasher 1B » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:16 pm

When ΔG=0 then the system is at equilibrium, not when ΔG° is 0. G° is standard free energy of a gas at 1atm. If G°=0 I believe it means there is no free energy due to change in pressures.

Tia Tomescu 2D
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Re: Delta G°

Postby Tia Tomescu 2D » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:28 pm

Looking at the equation deltaG°=-RTlnK, if K=1, that means the products and reactants are of the same concentration, and thus lnK=0, and deltaG° will equal 0.

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Re: Delta G°

Postby Nathan Tu 2C » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:46 pm

In an equilibrium reaction, delta G is equal to zero when the reaction reaches equilibrium. This is because at equilibrium the free energy of the reactants equals the free energy of the products, making the difference in free energy zero.


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