## Gibbs Free Energy

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

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

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

Isabelle Fontanilla 1I
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### Gibbs Free Energy

What does it mean when Gibbs Free Energy changes? How does this affect the system?

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### Re: Gibbs Free Energy

Gibbs free energy is the maximum potential amount of reversible work that can be performed on a thermodynamic system. So a change in this means more or less work can be done on the system which affects the systems change in enthalpy, temperature, and/or change in entropy.

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### Re: Gibbs Free Energy

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### Re: Gibbs Free Energy

Eva Guillory 2E wrote:

What do exergonic and endergonic mean?

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### Re: Gibbs Free Energy

lindsey_ammann_4E wrote:
Eva Guillory 2E wrote:

What do exergonic and endergonic mean?

In a reaction, exergonic means that energy is released to the surroundings, and endergonic means that energy is absorbed from the surroundings.

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### Re: Gibbs Free Energy

When a reaction is exergonic, energy is released from the system to the surroundings, and when a reaction is endergonic, energy is taken in (absorbed) from the surroundings

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### Re: Gibbs Free Energy

When Gibbs Free Energy changes, it means that the reaction is more or less favorable. If the change in Gibbs free energy is negative, then the forward reaction is favorable or spontaneous. If the change in Gibbs free energy is positive, then the forward reaction is not favorable. This means that the products have a higher Gibbs free energy state then the reactants, and the goal for compounds is to get to a lower energy state so this is not favorable.