Gibbs Free Energy






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Jessica Jones 2B
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Gibbs Free Energy

Postby Jessica Jones 2B » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:42 pm

I understand how to calculate and use the equations to find deltaG, but could someone please explain what Gibbs Free Energy means conceptually?
Thank you so much!!

Nicole Anisgard Parra 2H
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Re: Gibbs Free Energy

Postby Nicole Anisgard Parra 2H » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:59 pm

Conceptually, the Gibbs Free Energy of a reaction represents the energy that is free and available to do useful work. When it is a negative value, it indicates that the reaction is able to use up the energy created and is spontaneous. When the value is positive, it represents the excess energy available after the reaction occurs, and shows that it is not spontaneous.


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