G at different stages of a run

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Payton Kammerer 2B
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G at different stages of a run

Postby Payton Kammerer 2B » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:05 pm

"The value of DG at a particular stage of the reaction is the difference in the molar Gibbs free energies of the products and the reactants at the partial pressures or concentrations that they have at that stage, weighted by the stoichiometric coefficients interpreted as amounts in moles"

Is there a way to change this from delta G to absolute G? Like, to use the Q of the reaction to calculate the total Gibbs free energy available at that point in the reaction's progression?

JonathanS 1H
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Re: G at different stages of a run

Postby JonathanS 1H » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:12 pm

Yes, we can use Q to determine delta G at any point in a reaction, but it will still be delta G rather than just G because Gibbs free energy refers to amount of energy available to do work, and if there is no change, no work is being done.

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