## Gibbs free energy and temperature

$\Delta G^{\circ} = -nFE_{cell}^{\circ}$

Jose Torres
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### Gibbs free energy and temperature

What's the relationship between Gibbs Free Energy and the temperature in the equation(s)?

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### Re: Gibbs free energy and temperature

As the temperature increases and the change in enthalpy and the change in entropy stay constant, the change in gibbs free energy decreases and vice versa. This can be seen in the equation ∆G = ∆H - T∆S.

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### Re: Gibbs free energy and temperature

Adding on, many questions deal with how temperature affects Gibbs free energy. For example, determining the temperature when the reaction changes from spontaneous to nonspontaneous is in other words finding the temperature when Gibbs free energy changes from a negative value to a positive value. So there is a strong relationship between temperature and Gibbs free energy.

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### Re: Gibbs free energy and temperature

Temperature is a factor of TΔS, so a high temperature will favor spontaneity if ΔS is positive and will not favor spontaneity if ΔS is negative.

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