Problem: The accompanying diagram shows how the free energy, G, changes during a hypothetical reaction A(g) +B(g) →  C(g). On the left are pure reactants A and B, each at 1 atm, and on the right is the pure product, C, also at 1 atm. Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false.At equilibrium, all of A and B have reacted to give pure C.

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The accompanying diagram shows how the free energy, G, changes during a hypothetical reaction A(g) +B(g) →  C(g). On the left are pure reactants A and B, each at 1 atm, and on the right is the pure product, C, also at 1 atm. Indicate whether each of the following statements is true or false.
A graph has progress of reaction on the x-axis and G on the y-axis (both unscaled). As the reaction progresses, the line dips from high G to low G then increases somewhat.  The difference between the initial and final G is x.

At equilibrium, all of A and B have reacted to give pure C.

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