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Clarissa Nava 3H
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free work

Postby Clarissa Nava 3H » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:56 pm

why is -G making the reaction spontaneous?

Elias Omar 1G
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Re: free work

Postby Elias Omar 1G » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:02 am

Gibbs free energy calculates the maximum amount of work that can be done. If G is negative it means work is being done, not work is needed to be done, and in a spontaneous reaction work is done, not needed.

Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I
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Re: free work

Postby Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:03 pm

-G means that work is being done by itself, so it is spontaneous, and +G means that work is needed, so it is not spontaneous

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