Delta G equaling w

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Bijan Mehdizadeh 1B
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Delta G equaling w

Postby Bijan Mehdizadeh 1B » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:07 pm

I know we learned in lecture that delta G is equal to w-max, but has a real life process ever produced the results of delta G equaling w, meaning that all the free energy available was used to do useful work, or is this close to impossible to ever even happening?

Kelsey Warren 1I
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Re: Delta G equaling w

Postby Kelsey Warren 1I » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:13 pm

I could definitely be wrong, but I think that delta G always equals the maximum energy available to do work because delta G takes into account entropy/temp changes/heat changes already.

Karan Thaker 2L
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Re: Delta G equaling w

Postby Karan Thaker 2L » Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:42 pm

I think theoretically we learn that it equals, but realistically, the maximum work that can be done may not equal delta G since it could be in the form of non usable work.


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