## Ways to calculate Gibbs free energy

ashwathinair
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### Ways to calculate Gibbs free energy

For cell/redox problems, when do we use deltaG = deltaH - TdeltaS and deltaG = deltaG(products) - deltaG(reactants)?

ASetlur_1G
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### Re: Ways to calculate Gibbs free energy

I think it mostly just depends on what they give you. If you're given a table with delta G of different molecules, then you use the second one.

Hussain Chharawalla 1G
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### Re: Ways to calculate Gibbs free energy

You use the second equation when given gibbs free energy standard formation measurements. You use the first equation when given enthalpy and entropy.

ashwathinair
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### Re: Ways to calculate Gibbs free energy

ASetlur_1G wrote:I think it mostly just depends on what they give you. If you're given a table with delta G of different molecules, then you use the second one.

I understand this, but for one of the homework questions (5J 15), we were supposed to use different methods of finding deltaG at different temperatures (25 and 150 degrees Celsius). Why did we have to do that?

Timmy Nguyen Dis 1I
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### Re: Ways to calculate Gibbs free energy

It depends on what the problem is asking for.

Brandi 2C
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### Re: Ways to calculate Gibbs free energy

ashwathinair wrote:
ASetlur_1G wrote:I think it mostly just depends on what they give you. If you're given a table with delta G of different molecules, then you use the second one.

I understand this, but for one of the homework questions (5J 15), we were supposed to use different methods of finding deltaG at different temperatures (25 and 150 degrees Celsius). Why did we have to do that?

I also had confusion around this question in the homework. If we are supposed to use the first equation for the 25C and then the van't Hoff equation for 150C, then how do you find delta G for the first part because it says to find the appropriate values in the appendix but I can't find the NH4Cl delta G?