p. 435 Gibbs Free Energy Curve

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p. 435 Gibbs Free Energy Curve

Postby Ashley Kim » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:14 am

Would someone explain the two graphs of the Gibbs Free Energy curve at the bottom of page 435?

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Re: p. 435 Gibbs Free Energy Curve

Postby havishgattu » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:36 pm

Graph A shows the energy level of a reAction with a K value greater than 1. This means that the reaction is product favored in that more products are formed. This means that these products are more stable than the reactants and this is shown in the graph as the more stable something is, the less free energy it has. That’s why graph A goes from high free energy to low free energy. Graph b shows the opposite as the reaction is reactant favored at equilibrium therefore reactants are more stable therefore have less free energy.

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