Equations to use






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Alana Sur 3B
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Equations to use

Postby Alana Sur 3B » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:45 pm

When calculating change in Gibbs free energy, when do we use the equation with change entropy and enthalpy and when do we use the gibbs free energy of formation of products and reactants? In the textbook (6th ed), the questions just say refer to appendix 2A but some of the solutions use entropy and enthalpy and the others use gibbs free energy of formation

josie 1C
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Re: Equations to use

Postby josie 1C » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:46 am

it just depends on the information you're given in the problem

Kessandra Ng 1K
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Re: Equations to use

Postby Kessandra Ng 1K » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:41 am

If the problem asks you about different temperatures, for example, and you had to find ∆H and ∆S in the previous parts, then you would use ∆G = ∆H - T∆S. Otherwise, if they give you the values for ∆Gf for the products and reactants, you would use the other equation instead.


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