Gibbs and K value






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WYacob_2C
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Gibbs and K value

Postby WYacob_2C » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:19 pm

Can someone explain how the K value can impact the sign of delta G. Thank you in advance.

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Re: Gibbs and K value

Postby Lara Kristine Bacasen 1L » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:24 pm

The K value can tell you if it is spontaneous or not. A spontaneous reaction has a negative delta G and a large K value. A non-spontaneous reaction has a positive delta G and a small K value.

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Re: Gibbs and K value

Postby HuyHa_2H » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:22 pm

The effects can be seen in the equation deltaG = -RTlnK. If K is greater than 1, then delta G is negative indicating spontaneity whereas if K is less than 1, then delta G is positive indicating a nonspontaneous process.

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Re: Gibbs and K value

Postby Asha Agarwal 1E » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:25 pm

If the reaction is at equilibrium, then Q = K, so you can substitute in K for Q and the ∆G will depend on K.


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