Problem: Calculate ΔG° (in kJ/mol) for the following reaction at 1 atm and 25°C:C2H6 (g) + O2 (g) → CO2 (g) + H2O (l)ΔGf °C2H6 (g) = 32.89 kJ/molΔGf° CO2 (g) = 394.4 kJ/molΔGf° H2O (l) = 237.2 kJ/mol

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We’re being asked to calculate AG° (in kJ/mol) for the following reaction at 1 atm and 25°C:


C2H6(g) + O2(g) → CO2(g) + H2O(l)




We can use the following equation to solve for ΔG˚rxn:


ΔG°rxn=ΔG°f, prod-ΔG°f, react


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Calculate ΔG° (in kJ/mol) for the following reaction at 1 atm and 25°C:

C2H6 (g) + O2 (g) → CO2 (g) + H2O (l)

ΔG°C2H6 (g) = 32.89 kJ/mol

ΔGf° CO(g) = 394.4 kJ/mol

ΔGf° H2O (l) = 237.2 kJ/mol

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