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Jessica Tsui 1H
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Postby Jessica Tsui 1H » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:22 pm

Why is a reaction at equilibrium have G = 0?

Laura Gong 3H
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Re: Equilibrium

Postby Laura Gong 3H » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:35 pm

If the system is at equilibrium, its free energy is not changing. Therefore, Delta G = 0.

Kevin ODonnell 2B
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Re: Equilibrium

Postby Kevin ODonnell 2B » Tue Feb 19, 2019 3:50 pm

This graph helps demonstrate the point if you are more visual or mathematical. Where you can see the forward and reverse reaction meet at a minimum. This minimum is equilibrium in this reaction and shows why since it is a minimum equilibrium would be 0.
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Elizabeth Kim 4E
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Re: Equilibrium

Postby Elizabeth Kim 4E » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:17 pm

At equilibrium, free energy equals 0, which means g=0

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