Standard Free Energy of Formation Units






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Dayna Pham 1I
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Standard Free Energy of Formation Units

Postby Dayna Pham 1I » Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:26 am

In class today, Dr. Lavelle calculated the change in standard free energy of formation by using the summation method, and his deltaG standard of formation was in kJ/mol. He said that the deltaG standard of the reaction is a per mole equivalent, that is, per mole of reaction.

Now I'm confused, because in the textbook, in the picture I attached below (from page 354 of the sixth edition), they cancelled out moles using the stoichiometric coefficients and ended up with a deltaG standard value for the reaction in kJ, not kJ per mole of reaction. Can anyone offer any insight as to when it's kJ/mol versus kJ?

My same inquiry applies for deltaS standard of reaction, and deltaH standard of reaction.

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Re: Standard Free Energy of Formation Units

Postby Eshwar Venkat 1F » Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:32 pm

I can't offer any insight as to whether it is kJ/mol or just kJ, but for what it's worth, the molecules in the problem we did in class yesterday all had stoichiometric coefficients of 1, so the moles could cancel out to leave us with units of kJ, and the answer would be the same.

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Re: Standard Free Energy of Formation Units

Postby Shutong Hou_1F » Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:48 am

I think that the unit of deltaS standard of reaction is J/K, because delta S = q/T; the unit of deltaH standard of reaction is kJ/mol. Since G = H -TS, G should have the same unit as H, so I think that the unit of standard free energy of formation is also kJ/mol.


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