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DeltaG at Equilibrium

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:13 pm
by Albert_Luu3K
Why is deltaG at equilibrium equal to zero?

Re: DeltaG at Equilibrium

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:13 pm
by Marcela Udave 1F
If the free energy is zero, then the reaction is at equilibrium meaning that an no more work can be done.

Re: DeltaG at Equilibrium

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:41 pm
by Brian Hom 2F
Delta G at equilibrium is equal to zero because at equilibrium, neither the forward nor the reverse reaction is favored. If the forward reaction was favored delta G would be negative and if the reverse reaction was favored delta G would be positive. Since the reaction is at equilibrium, delta G is 0.