9.63 Positive delta G






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Josephine Lu 4L
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9.63 Positive delta G

Postby Josephine Lu 4L » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:23 pm

Why are compounds with a positive free energy of formation (delta G) unstable?

ChathuriGunasekera1D
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Re: 9.63 Positive delta G

Postby ChathuriGunasekera1D » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:34 pm

Hi! A negative dG of formation means that the G of reactants is greater than the G of products, so if free energy decreases, the end product is more stable. Lower energy means more stability.

Camille Marangi 2E
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Re: 9.63 Positive delta G

Postby Camille Marangi 2E » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:47 pm

For even more clarification, this would mean that the more free energy that the reaction has, the less stable it will be in general. More energy means less stability.

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Re: 9.63 Positive delta G

Postby yuetao4k » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:28 pm

A positive delta G indicates that the reaction is nonspontaneous, or nonfavorable.


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