Nonexpansion Work

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Semi Yoon
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Nonexpansion Work

Postby Semi Yoon » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:09 pm

In the textbook, it states that Gibbs Free Energy tells us how much nonexpansion work we can get from the system. What does it mean by nonexpansion work?

Eva Guillory 2E
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Re: Nonexpansion Work

Postby Eva Guillory 2E » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:28 pm


In summary, "Expansion work is pressure-volume work, and nonexpansion work is anything else (electrical, friction, motional, etc.)."

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Re: Nonexpansion Work

Postby MichaelMoreno2G » Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:33 pm

As you said, Gibbs Free Energy is the maximum amount of non-expansion work that can occur in a closed system.non-expansion work is work not involving pressure and volume, as the person above stated: electrical work.

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