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Courtney McHargue 1I
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Postby Courtney McHargue 1I » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:02 pm

What factors influence the value of delta G in a reaction? Is it mainly influenced by what's present in the reaction or what is produced/given off?

Jessica Chen 1F
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Re: Factors

Postby Jessica Chen 1F » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:06 pm

Since delta G is calculated for by the equation delta G = delta H - T(delta S), the factors that affect delta G are the enthalpy of reaction, the temperature that the reaction takes place at, and the entropy. A negative enthalpy, high temperature, and high entropy makes for a spontaneous reaction (negative delta G), while the opposites make for a nonspontaneous reaction (positive delta G).

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Re: Factors

Postby Ian Marquez 2K » Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:14 pm

Like said above, if you look at the individual factors that determine what delta G is in the equations, inferences can be made such as higher temperatures leading to a greater chance of a reaction being spontaneous or a negative enthalpy change.

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