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Calculating Gibbs Free Energy

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:31 am
by siannehazel1B
How do we know when to do the difference of sums vs when to use the equation to solve for gibbs free energy?

Re: Calculating Gibbs Free Energy

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:05 am
by Lauren Seidl 1D
You use difference of sums to find Gibbs free energy when you are using the Gibbs free energy of formation for the reactants and products. If you are given entropy, enthalpy, and temperature, then you would use deltaG=deltaH - TdeltaS.

Re: Calculating Gibbs Free Energy

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:47 am
by RohanGupta1G
Usually i look at what information is given and then am able to determine which equation works.

Re: Calculating Gibbs Free Energy

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:06 am
by Pooja Nair 1C
Use difference of sums when the information given pertains to the Gibbs free energy of products or reactants, and the other equation when given entropy and enthalpy. Determine what information the question gives you and then you can choose an equation to plug into accordingly

Re: Calculating Gibbs Free Energy

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:39 pm
by Justin Bui 2L
It all depends on what is available to you and then with that, you'd be able to decide what to use. But there's usually a chemical equation or steps when it's a difference of sums situation.