Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 20 - Problems: 20.64

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

Free energy change is the maximum useful work that can be done by a system dueing a spontaneous process. This maximum work can onlly be done if the energy is released reversibly( in infinite number of steps) but this is not possible practically. work is done in finte step hence this maximum work is never done
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