Gibbs Free Energy

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Gibbs Free Energy

Postby 004643111 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:39 pm

I'm having a little trouble conceptually understanding Gibb's Free Energy. I understand that it is a state function, calculated after work is done, and it is "free" available energy. Does this mean that this "energy" is essentially from the heat that's been released from exothermic reactions/ heat not absorbed by endothermic reactions?

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Re: Gibbs Free Energy

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Jan 25, 2016 1:50 am

Gibbs Free Energy is officially defined as the maximum non-expansion work a system is capable of. It could be chemical work or electrical work.

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