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work and free energy

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:51 pm
by Emily Duggan 1F
what is the relationship between free energy and work?

Re: work and free energy

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:57 pm
by SitharaMenon2B
Free energy is the amount of energy that is free to do non-expansion work so delta G = we,max

Re: work and free energy

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:59 pm
by Gianna Apoderado 1B
The change in free energy (delta G) for a spontaneous process is the energy that is available to do useful work. We were also given an equation in lecture, wmax = delta G, where maximum work is done by a process at constant temperature and pressure. Hope that helps!