5G.15 (7th Ed.)/ 11.17 (6th ed.)

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

KarlaArevalo2F
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5G.15 (7th Ed.)/ 11.17 (6th ed.)

Can someone explain why the solution manual is using the formula deltaG=-RTlnK + RTlnQ instead of deltaG= deltaGnot + RTlnQ.

Vincent Li 4L
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Re: 5G.15 (7th Ed.)/ 11.17 (6th ed.)

Since you're given the value of K in this particular problem, rather than look up the Gibbs free energy of formation values, you can just substitute in the -RTlnK for greater convenience in your calculations.