Problem: Under which set of conditions is ΔGrxn for the reaction A(g) → B(g) most likely to be negative?a) PA = 10.0 atm; PB = 10.0 atmb) PA = 10.0 atm; PB = 0.010 atmc) PA = 0.010 atm; PB = 10.0 atmd) PA = 0.010 atm; PB = 0.010 atm

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Using the equation:

G = G° +RTlnQQ = productsreactants


Calculate for Q, where if Q is negative, products is favored hence ΔG is negative

a. PA = 10.0 atm; PB = 10.0 atm

Q = PBPA=1010=1ln (Q)= ln (1)= 0


b) PA = 10.0 atm; PB = 0.010 atm

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Under which set of conditions is ΔGrxn for the reaction A(g) B(g) most likely to be negative?
a) PA = 10.0 atm; PB = 10.0 atm
b) PA = 10.0 atm; PB = 0.010 atm
c) PA = 0.010 atm; PB = 10.0 atm
d) PA = 0.010 atm; PB = 0.010 atm

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