## Maximum work

$\Delta G^{\circ} = -nFE_{cell}^{\circ}$

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### Maximum work

When is maximum work done?

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### Re: Maximum work

The maximum amount of work is theoretical, meaning that we can calculate the maximum amount of work but in reality we never get to the maximum amount of work, The maximum amount of work is when this work has the potential to do USEFUL work. In reality, there is energy lost as thermal energy which is not as useful and also due to inefficiencies we can't actually get all useful work. Thus, the maximum work is theoretical. Hope this helps!