K and Gibbs Free Energy

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Olivia Young 1A
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K and Gibbs Free Energy

Postby Olivia Young 1A » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:25 pm

In lecture we discussed how if K is less than 1, then deltaG is positive, and visa versa. When K is less than one, there are more reactants than products at equilibrium, so would the reaction always shift right/favor the forward reaction when deltaG is positive?

Searra Harding 4I
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Re: K and Gibbs Free Energy

Postby Searra Harding 4I » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:11 pm

Yes when delta G is positive it is an endergonic reaction that favors the reactants.

Jesse Kuehn 1B
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Re: K and Gibbs Free Energy

Postby Jesse Kuehn 1B » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:15 pm

I believe so because they are directly correlated, and a positive delta G means that the products have a higher G which means they have more energy available to do work and the way reactions do work is through expansion (when that side of the equation has more moles of gas or is favored). I may have made too many jumps here but I'm pretty sure this is right

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