Standard Gibbs Free Energy of Formation (Units)






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Grace Han 2K
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Standard Gibbs Free Energy of Formation (Units)

Postby Grace Han 2K » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:58 pm

When calculating for the standard gibbs free energy of formation, what are the units? Is it Kj or Kj/mole?

I thought the answer would be in kilojoules or joules because the moles cancel out when you multiply with n, but the answer in self-test 9.21A has it in kj/mol.
In example 9.14, its answer is left in kJ.

Suchita 2I
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Re: Standard Gibbs Free Energy of Formation (Units)

Postby Suchita 2I » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:06 pm

The units would depend on the number of moles in the calculation. If the calculation was done for 1 mole, it would be kJ/mol, but otherwise report it in kJ.

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Re: Standard Gibbs Free Energy of Formation (Units)

Postby RohanGupta1G » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:10 pm

As Suchita said, it depends on how the question is worded, and how you complete the calculations, however kj/mole should be good.


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