## 11.15

Wilson Yeh 1L
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### 11.15

(a) Calculate the reaction Gibbs free energy of I2(g) --> 2I(g) at 1200. K (K = 6.8) when the partial pressures of I2 and I are 0.13 bar and 0.98 bar, respectively. (b) What is the spontaneous direction of the reaction? Explain briefly.

Can someone explain how to approach this? I'm so lost.

Lena Nguyen 2H
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### Re: 11.15

Everything is given except Q, which can be calculated using the partial pressures given. The Gibbs free energy of the reaction can then be calculated.
Hope this helps!

Wilson Yeh 1L
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### Re: 11.15

Everything is given except Q, which can be calculated using the partial pressures given. The Gibbs free energy of the reaction can then be calculated.
Hope this helps!

Thanks! I did it but ended up with 8.3 not the answer of 8.3 x 10^-1 in the back of the book. I feel like it might be because of the value of R I'm using. I used 8.314 x 10^-2, is that right?

EDIT: Yeah I used the wrong R. 8.314 works to get the right answer!

Essly Mendoza 1J
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### Re: 11.15

Hi, can someone explain why we use this Gibbs free energy equation specifically, thank you.

Jessica Benitez 1K
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We need to use this Gibbs Free Energy equation because it includes K (the equilibrium constant) which is given in the question. We can also use the partial pressures given in the question to calculate Q which is also needed to solve for delta G. This equation contains values that we were either given or are able to find given the information in the question which is why it is the best to use in this situation.

zanekoch1A
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I'm not sure what I am doing wrong but I keep getting an answer around 1.5kj. I am using in the Gnot part of the equation a T of 273 and a k of 6.8 and and in the G side a T of 1200 and ln(.13/.98). What am I doing wrong?

torieoishi1A
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If deltaG is positive, how is the reaction spontaneous?

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Tim Foster 2A
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zanekoch1A wrote:I'm not sure what I am doing wrong but I keep getting an answer around 1.5kj. I am using in the Gnot part of the equation a T of 273 and a k of 6.8 and and in the G side a T of 1200 and ln(.13/.98). What am I doing wrong?

Hey Zane, I think your natural log should be of (.98)^2/(.13)

AKatukota
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How do you know delta G is 0 again?

AKatukota
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Im also a bit confused as to why we are calculating Q again?

AKatukota
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Also can you use Barr in calculating Q? I thought it had to be atm

Hannah_1G
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How do we know this reaction is at equilibrium? Shouldn't only Q be used?