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What is meant by the standard enthalpy of formation, ΔHo?

The enthalpy (energy) change when one mole of a substance is formed from its elements in their standard states. Standard conditions of 1 atmosphere of pressure and temperature of 298 K


How can the standard enthalpy be calculated?


ΔHo = ΣΔHof (products) - ΣΔHo(reactants)


What is entropy?

The entropy (S) of a system is a measure of the degree of disorder of the system.

The greater the degree of disorder, the greater the entropy.


Which state of matter has the lowest disorder?

Solids have low disorder and gases have high disorder.


What is the relationship between entropy and temperature?

Entropy increases as temperature increases.


What is meant by a feasible reaction?

A reaction which always tends towards the products rather than the reactants.


What meant by free energy?

Free energy is the part of the total energy of a system that can do work at constant temperature and pressure.


How do we calculate the standard free energy change if given enthalpy and entropy?

ΔG° = ΔH° -TΔS°


How can the standard free energy change of a reaction be calculated from the standard free energies of formation of the reactants and products

ΔG° = ∑ΔG°f(products) - ∑ΔG°f(reactants)


What must ΔG° be if a reaction is to be feasible?



How can the temperature at which an equation becomes feasible be calculated?

T = ΔH° /ΔS°


If ΔH°(reaction) = - 91.8 kJ mol-1 and ΔS°(reaction) = -197.3 J K-1mol-1, calculate the temperature at which the reaction just becomes feasible.

T = ΔH° /ΔS°

T = - 91800 /- 197.3

T = 465K or 192°C