## Calculating the reaction Gibbs free energy

vpena_1I
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### Calculating the reaction Gibbs free energy

In ∆G*=-nFE*, is n the number of moles of the species that is being reduced?

Shannon Asay 1C
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### Re: Calculating the reaction Gibbs free energy

n refers to the number of electrons that are transferred in the balanced chemical equation.

WYacob_2C
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### Re: Calculating the reaction Gibbs free energy

n refers to the number of moles of e-

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### Re: Calculating the reaction Gibbs free energy

Also keep in mind that n is the number of moles of electrons being transferred in a half reaction, not the total amount of the two balanced reactions.

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### Re: Calculating the reaction Gibbs free energy

vpena_1I wrote:In ∆G*=-nFE*, is n the number of moles of the species that is being reduced?

n is the mols of electrons involved in the total reaction after you balance both half reactions and make sure the charges are balanced as well.

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### Re: Calculating the reaction Gibbs free energy

n is the mole of e-

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### Re: Calculating the reaction Gibbs free energy

vpena_1I wrote:In ∆G*=-nFE*, is n the number of moles of the species that is being reduced?

In this equation, "n" is referring to the number of moles of e- that are being transferred.
For the half-reactions remember to balance your reaction!

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### Re: Calculating the reaction Gibbs free energy

n is the number of moles of electrons being transferred