5G.13 and 5G.19

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Savannah Mance 4G
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5G.13 and 5G.19

Postby Savannah Mance 4G » Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:36 pm

What is the difference between the two questions because they both ask for the Gibbs free energy of the rxn I2<-->2I but they have different answers. Can someone explain why they're different?

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Re: 5G.13 and 5G.19

Postby Ruby Tang 2J » Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:30 pm

While 5G.19 is asking for the standard Gibbs free energy, 5G.13 is asking for the reaction Gibbs free energy. The difference is that if you consider the equation ΔG = ΔGnaught + RTlnQ, we know that depending on the concentration of the products and reactants, ΔG (the reaction Gibbs free energy) can deviate from ΔGnaught (the standard Gibbs free energy). This is the reason why 5G.19 and 5G.13 have different values as their answers.

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