## reaction at equilibrium

Clara Cho 2K
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### reaction at equilibrium

why is delta G equal to zero when a reaction is at equilibrium?

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### Re: reaction at equilibrium

Since Gibbs free energy is a measure of energy available to do work, when the reaction is at equilibrium, no more work is being done and therefore delta G is 0.

Aman Sankineni 2L
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### Re: reaction at equilibrium

No work is being done at equilibrium so the delta G value is 0.

Tiffany Chao 2H
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### Re: reaction at equilibrium

We calculate delta G by doing G of products - G of reactants. If at equilibrium, the G between products and reactants doesn't change. Therefore, delta G = 0

Esha Chawla 2E
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### Re: reaction at equilibrium

Clara Cho 2K wrote:why is delta G equal to zero when a reaction is at equilibrium?

Gibbs Free Energy is a measure of the reaction's tendency to proceed in a given direction (i.e. towards the reactants or towards the products). Since neither side of the reaction is favored at equilibrium, delta G is equal to 0.

Harry Zhang 1B
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### Re: reaction at equilibrium

Delta G is zero when an equation is at equilibrium because it has no tendency to shift to the reactant or product side but rather just stay as it is.

Aarushi Solanki 4F
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### Re: reaction at equilibrium

No work is being done at equilibrium and delta g represents the energy left to do work. Therefore, delta g is 0.