Psuedo-Equiliroum Constant

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Psuedo-Equiliroum Constant

Postby KaylaH » Fri Feb 26, 2016 7:51 pm

Can someone please explain the signigficance of the Psuedo-Equiliroum Constant? In regards to the parameters for the psuedo-thermodynamics, what the reason behind why delta G a large positive value?

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Re: Psuedo-Equiliroum Constant

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:47 pm

The deltaG^double-dagger is a positive value because it requires an uphill change in free energy for each step. Looking at a free energy diagram, you will see the peaks are always positive ones, meaning it requires a positive change in free energy.

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