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state property

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:00 am
by Marni Kahn 1A
Is Gibbs Free Energy a state property, and if so why?

Re: state property

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:36 am
by McKenna_4A
Yes. The path required to get to a value doesn't matter with G, so it is a state property. This is why you can perform a Hess's Law-type problem with an equation given G values.

Re: state property

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:52 am
by Brooke Yasuda 2J
Gibbs is a state property because all of its components, enthalpy, temperature, and entropy, are also state properties.

Re: state property

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:32 am
by Pablo 1K
Because Gibbs is made up of other state properties, it too is a state property.

Re: state property

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:02 pm
by Anish Natarajan 4G
The Gibbs free energy of a reaction is not dependent on the path the reaction takes but rather, the net change between the internal energy of the products vs the internal energy of a reactant, making it a state function