What to do when temperature isn't given

$\Delta G^{\circ}= \Delta H^{\circ} - T \Delta S^{\circ}$

$\Delta G^{\circ}= -RT\ln K$

$\Delta G^{\circ}= \sum \Delta G_{f}^{\circ}(products) - \sum \Delta G_{f}^{\circ}(reactants)$

Marsenne Cabral 1A
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What to do when temperature isn't given

When calculating the change in Gibbs free energy of the formation of a compound, is the temperature just at 25 degrees Celsius?

Cole Elsner 2J
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Re: What to do when temperature isn't given

If it's stated to be in standard conditions. If a temperature is given, use that.

Kevin ODonnell 2B
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Re: What to do when temperature isn't given

Temperature should always be given for any Gibbs Free Energy problem, unless you have to solve for the temperature in the problem.

Vicky Lu 1L
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Re: What to do when temperature isn't given

If your problem is at standard conditions, the temperature is 298K or 25C. Otherwise, it will give you a temperature value to calculate with. Pay attention to units as that can help determine if the temperature would be calculated in K or C.

Millicent Navarro 1I
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Re: What to do when temperature isn't given

A common general temperature seen throughout problems is 25C. However, most of the time the temperature is given.

Elizabeth Kim 4E
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Re: What to do when temperature isn't given

It's usually always in standard condition which means 25C or 298K

Ronald Thompson 1F
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Re: What to do when temperature isn't given

If not given, which it usually is... us 25 degrees C or 298 K

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Re: What to do when temperature isn't given

Usually at standard conditions, the temperature is simply 25 degrees Celcius or 298 Kelvin but the temperature is usually given for Gibb's Free Energy

Mona El Masri 1F
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Re: What to do when temperature isn't given

For almost all the homework, they used 298 K (standard). I would assume that if you're not given a temp. and do not have enough info to solve for it, you would use 298 K.

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