Maximum Work






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Emily Warda 2L
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Maximum Work

Postby Emily Warda 2L » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:54 am

Why is delta G equal to maximum work when T and P are constant?

Alexander Peter 1F
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Re: Maximum Work

Postby Alexander Peter 1F » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:01 am

I'm not sure how to mathematically prove it, but delta G is supposed to represent the maximum amount of work possible at constant pressure and temperature. Because G = H-TS = U+PV-TS.

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Re: Maximum Work

Postby Emily Warda 2L » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:17 am

Alexander Peter 1F wrote:I'm not sure how to mathematically prove it, but delta G is supposed to represent the maximum amount of work possible at constant pressure and temperature. Because G = H-TS = U+PV-TS.


Thanks so much!

Michaela Capps 1l
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Re: Maximum Work

Postby Michaela Capps 1l » Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:42 pm

It is a part of the laws of thermodynamics.


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