Units for delta G calculations w/E

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Units for delta G calculations w/E

Postby Payton Kammerer 2B » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:10 pm

The units listed in the solutions manual for the delta G under standard conditions is kj/mol, and I am confused as to where the /mol comes from.
The equation is G=-nFE, and n is the number of moles, so shouldn't that cancel with the /mol in the unit of Faraday's constant?

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Re: Units for delta G calculations w/E

Postby nehashetty_2G » Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:23 pm

A lot of times we separately divide the final answer by moles in order to get those units. It's similar to how in the thermo unit, when we calculated delta H of formation we divided by mol to get J/mol even though you normally get just joules by doing products-reactants.

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