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Postby Stephanie tran 1J » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:42 am

what do the terms labile, nonlabile, and inert mean and how are they significant to calculating gibbs free energy

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Re: terms

Postby Virpal Gill 1B » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:20 pm

Labile: describes substances that do decompose or react rapidly
Nonlabile/inert (same thing): describes substances that are thermodynamically unstable but do survive for long periods
These are not as significant in relation to Gibbs Free Energy because these terms are more closely related to kinetics since they describe the rate at which a thermodynamic tendency to react is realized.

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