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Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:15 pm
I understand how to do the problem, but I was just wondering: why do we only have to calculate delta S and not both delta S and delta H? Thank you!
Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:22 pm
I think its because the question is asking specifically about a temperature change with only has to do with the TdeltaS term, not the deltaH term. It's asking with respect to only temperature, not the entire Gibbs free energy equation.
Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:23 pm
So do we just assume that delta H is positive?
Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:24 pm
I could be wrong on this, but I think since they are only referring to a temperature change, they just want you to look at ΔS. In that case, we can assume ΔH is constant or has no effect on the ΔG. Hope this helps!