work and free energy

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Emily Duggan 1F
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work and free energy

Postby Emily Duggan 1F » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:51 pm

what is the relationship between free energy and work?

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Re: work and free energy

Postby SitharaMenon2B » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:57 pm

Free energy is the amount of energy that is free to do non-expansion work so delta G = we,max

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Re: work and free energy

Postby Gianna Apoderado 1B » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:59 pm

The change in free energy (delta G) for a spontaneous process is the energy that is available to do useful work. We were also given an equation in lecture, wmax = delta G, where maximum work is done by a process at constant temperature and pressure. Hope that helps!

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