Problem: A key step in the metabolism of glucose for energy is the isomerization of glucose-6-phosphate (G6P) to fructose-6 phosphate (F6P): G6P ⇌ F6P; K = 0.510 at 298 K.(b) Calculate ΔG when Q, the [F6P]/[G6P] ratio, equals 10.0.

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Standard vs. Nonstandard Gibbs Free Energy:

ΔG°=-RT lnKΔG=ΔG°+RT lnQ


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A key step in the metabolism of glucose for energy is the isomerization of glucose-6-phosphate (G6P) to fructose-6 phosphate (F6P): G6P ⇌ F6P; K = 0.510 at 298 K.

(b) Calculate ΔG when Q, the [F6P]/[G6P] ratio, equals 10.0.

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