We’re being asked to calculate for ΔG° for the given non-aqueous cell reaction .
ΔG° can be calculated from the cell potential using the following equation:
ΔG° = Gibbs Free Energy, J
n = # of e- transferred
F = Faraday’s constant = 96485 J/(mol e-)
E°cell = standard cell potential, V
First, let’s determine how many electrons were transferred from the cell reaction:
Calculate the standard free-energy change for the following reaction at 25 °C.
2 Au3+(aq) + 3 Cr(s) ↔ 2 Au(s) + 3Cr2+(aq)
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