## Gibbs Free Energy calculation

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### Gibbs Free Energy calculation

Will we only be using the Gibbs change in free energy equation? And when do we know to use it instead of just G=H-TS?

Eesha Sohail 1D
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### Re: Gibbs Free Energy calculation

It depends on the values/units you are given in the question. If reaction constant is given (which, probably not) then you will most likely use the other equation. However, the G = H-TS equation is definitely the most important one.

Alison Trinh 1E
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### Re: Gibbs Free Energy calculation

Why do we need to use the concept of Gibbs Free Energy?

Ashley Fang 2G
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### Re: Gibbs Free Energy calculation

We need to know the concept of Gibbs free energy because it tells us whether a reaction will be spontaneous or not.
If delta G is negative, the reaction is spontaneous, and the products will have less free energy than the reactants.
If delta G is positive, the reaction is NOT spontaneous, and the products will have more free energy than the reactants.