## GFE dividing by temp

JosephineF
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### GFE dividing by temp

Does anyone have a deeper explanation for why we would divide ΔG by T for the equation -ΔG/T= -ΔH/T + ΔSsys? In lecture I didn't understand what the purpose was for doing this.

CynthiaLy4F
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### Re: GFE dividing by temp

I believe the purpose for that was to manipulate the equation to show how -deltaG/T of the system is equal to deltaS of the universe, which means that in order for a spontaneous process to occur where deltaS is positive, then deltaG must be negative.

Angela Patel 2J
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### Re: GFE dividing by temp

Because - delta H / T is the change in entropy of the surroundings (discussed earlier in lecture today) and this makes the equation easier to simplify into something that only has one variable. This way we can define spontaneity of a process in terms of only gibbs free energy.

Rebekah Alfred 1J
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### Re: GFE dividing by temp

We know if it is a spontaneous process if the delta S of the universe is positive, which means that the delta G of the system must be negative.