Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 17 - Sections 17.1-17.9 - Exercises - Review Questions: 23

Answer

Standard free energy for a reaction is only applied to standard conditions. For gases to be standard, it has to be a pure gas that has a partial pressure of 1 atmosphere.

Work Step by Step

For nonstandard conditions, we need to find the free energy of reaction under nonstandard conditions rather than the standard free energy change for a reaction to predicts a reaction's spontaneity.
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