## delta G

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

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

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

marcus lin 1E
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### delta G

What does delta G represent?

Alexandra Albers 1D
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### Re: delta G

Delta G represents the change in Gibbs Free Energy of a reaction, but if there is a knot symbol, then you are working with standard Gibbs Free Energy.

David S
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### Re: delta G

Delta G, or the change in Gibbs free energy, represents the change in the max amount of energy available to do non-expansion work at a given Temp and Pressure. In other words $\Delta G = w_{max}$ @ const. T and P.

Exergonic processes have negative Delta G values, which corresponds to the release of energy that can be used to do work.
Endergonic processes have positive Delta G values, which corresponds to the consumption of energy that can be used to do work.

In biological systems, ATP hydrolysis is exergonic, releasing free energy that the cell can use to do work, such as the synthesizing of proteins, which is endergonic and absorbs the free energy released by ATP.

Diana Bibireata 1B
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### Re: delta G

Delta G is the change in Gibbs free energy. The equation commonly used is: delta G = delta H - T(delta S). Gibbs free energy is also a state function.

Kevin Tang 4L
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### Re: delta G

ΔG = ΔH - TΔS represents the change in Gibbs free energy. Spontaneous reactions are exergonic, when ΔG is less than 0, showing a release in free energy. Reactions that are not spontaneous, on the other hand, are endergonic when ΔG is greater than 0.

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### Re: delta G

How is a photosynthesis reaction exergonic?

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