state property

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state property

Postby Marni Kahn 1A » Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:00 am

Is Gibbs Free Energy a state property, and if so why?

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Re: state property

Postby McKenna_4A » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:36 am

Yes. The path required to get to a value doesn't matter with G, so it is a state property. This is why you can perform a Hess's Law-type problem with an equation given G values.

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Re: state property

Postby Brooke Yasuda 2J » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:52 am

Gibbs is a state property because all of its components, enthalpy, temperature, and entropy, are also state properties.

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Re: state property

Postby Pablo 1K » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:32 am

Because Gibbs is made up of other state properties, it too is a state property.

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Re: state property

Postby Anish Natarajan 4G » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:02 pm

The Gibbs free energy of a reaction is not dependent on the path the reaction takes but rather, the net change between the internal energy of the products vs the internal energy of a reactant, making it a state function

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