Gibbs free energy equations






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J_CHEN 4I
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Gibbs free energy equations

Postby J_CHEN 4I » Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:44 pm

Can all the gibbs free energy equations be used for electrochemistry problems?

Eugene Chung 3F
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Re: Gibbs free energy equations

Postby Eugene Chung 3F » Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:53 am

I think the main thing to remember is deltaG = 1nFEcell. You can use any equation to find delta G then, apply this equation to find electrochemical variable values or vice versa.

Justin Quan 4I
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Re: Gibbs free energy equations

Postby Justin Quan 4I » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:15 pm

To add on, for most electrochemistry problems, you will have to use some form of ∆G = -nFE˚. However, you might have to relate the equilibrium constant K to the system of a electrochemical cell, in which use ∆G = -RTlnK.

Kylie Lim 4G
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Re: Gibbs free energy equations

Postby Kylie Lim 4G » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:45 pm

I think you should be able to use all of the methods for finding gibbs free energy, just make to differentiate between gibbs free energy and standard gibbs free energy

Kallista McCarty 1C
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Re: Gibbs free energy equations

Postby Kallista McCarty 1C » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:57 pm

I think the most common will be ∆G = -nFE˚ which is also equal to the maximum work

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Re: Gibbs free energy equations

Postby AlyshaP_2B » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:01 pm

You mostly will need to use ∆G = -nFE˚and ∆G = -RTlnK, and sometimes a combination of both depending on what the question is asking.


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