Estimating Delta G

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

Petrina Kan 2I
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Estimating Delta G

I heard Dr. Lavelle say multiple times that the closest you can get to estimating the delta G is by calculating the voltage difference, but I am kind of confused as to what this means and as to why this is true? If someone could explain it I would really appreciate it, thank you!

Jessica Li 4F
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Re: Estimating Delta G

Perhaps he was referring to the electric potential, E. If delta E is positive, delta G will be negative. If delta E is negative, delta G will be positive.

Aiden Metzner 2C
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Re: Estimating Delta G

I'm pretty sure since you are subtracting electric potential, a negative electric potential means that delta G is positive. So whatever the sign of the electric potential, delta G will always be the opposite