Differences in Gibbs Free Energy






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Alyssa Wilson 2A
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Differences in Gibbs Free Energy

Postby Alyssa Wilson 2A » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:56 am

What happens when K<1, and Gibbs free energy is a positive value, assuming P and R are in their standard states?

David S
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Re: Differences in Gibbs Free Energy

Postby David S » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:16 am

K < 1 implies that at a given temp, the reactants are more favored than products, and thus the forward reaction to form more products is unfavorable.

This is confirmed by a Positive Delta G, which tells us that the forward reaction is not spontaneous (endergonic), and needs energy/work input to be driven forward

904936893
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Re: Differences in Gibbs Free Energy

Postby 904936893 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 11:44 am

I think Dr. Lavelle also mentioned that when K<1, enthalpy dominates over entropy, and the reaction will be non-spontaneous

Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K
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Re: Differences in Gibbs Free Energy

Postby Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:23 pm

In a general sense, why are we looking at the K value when solving problems with Gibbs free energy?


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