Gibbs free energy






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Shanzey
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Gibbs free energy

Postby Shanzey » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:43 pm

What is the difference between (delta)G and (delta)G^o in the equation (delta)G = (delta)G^o + RTlnQ?

Jonathan Gong 2H
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Re: Gibbs free energy

Postby Jonathan Gong 2H » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:01 pm

delta G is just the overall Gibbs free energy. delta G naught is the Gibbs free energy of the reaction at standard conditions.

Jessica Castellanos
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Re: Gibbs free energy

Postby Jessica Castellanos » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:03 pm

Delta G naught is Gibb's Free Energy with substances in standard state, while delta G isn't. In general, when naught is used, it indicates substance in standard state.

Bryce Barbee
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Re: Gibbs free energy

Postby Bryce Barbee » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:04 pm

Just like with entropy, the knot on the delta G means that it is the standard for that reaction at standard conditions.

Jacob Villar 2C
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Re: Gibbs free energy

Postby Jacob Villar 2C » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:26 pm

Delta G naught is delta G but under standard conditions.

Lauren Stack 1C
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Re: Gibbs free energy

Postby Lauren Stack 1C » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:06 pm

The degree symbol is to show that the value was found under standard conditions, while the deltaG without the degree symbol will be total change in Gibbs Free Energy, and not restricted to solely standard conditions.


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