Calculating Gibbs Free Energy






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LNgo 1G
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Calculating Gibbs Free Energy

Postby LNgo 1G » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:08 am

When calculating Gibbs free energy, do you take into account stoichiometric coefficients?

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Re: Calculating Gibbs Free Energy

Postby LBacker_2E » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:17 am

deltaG= -nFE: You only take into account the moles of electrons (the stoichiometric coefficient in front of the electron), because the coefficients in front of the compounds do not affect Ecell.

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Re: Calculating Gibbs Free Energy

Postby Nick Fiorentino 1E » Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:41 pm

G=H-TS

Enthalpy (H) and entropy (S) take into account stoichiometric coefficients, so I guess you could say that G requires you take into account stoichiometric coefficients. However, when calculating G in regards to electrochemistry, you do not take them into account.

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Re: Calculating Gibbs Free Energy

Postby 005384106 » Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:15 pm

In what situation would S(total) ever be = 0?

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Re: Calculating Gibbs Free Energy

Postby AniP_2D » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:18 pm

When calculating deltaG using the products minus reactants method, you would have to take into account the stoichiometric coefficients.

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Re: Calculating Gibbs Free Energy

Postby WGaines_2E » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:38 pm

005384106 wrote:In what situation would S(total) ever be = 0?

S can only be 0 for a molecule at 0K which is theoretically unacheivable. If is is 0 between reactants and products in a reaction, that is because they had the same entropy value with opposite signs (coincidence)

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Re: Calculating Gibbs Free Energy

Postby 005384106 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:27 pm

WGaines_2E wrote:
005384106 wrote:In what situation would S(total) ever be = 0?

S can only be 0 for a molecule at 0K which is theoretically unacheivable. If is is 0 between reactants and products in a reaction, that is because they had the same entropy value with opposite signs (coincidence)


I just wanted to clarify to make sure I understood this, can reactants and products have different entropy values?


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