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Gibbs Free energy

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Mar30-08, 07:47 AM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
CaCO3 <-> CaO + CO2
At 900K, equilibrium pressure of CO2 is 0.0423 atm. Calculate Gibbs Free energy of Reaction and K.

2. Relevant equations
delta G = -RTlnK

3. The attempt at a solution

delta G = 5656.3 cal/mol
K = 0.0423

I have a feeling that this is incorrect
Could someone confirm/clarify for me

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Apr1-08, 10:30 AM
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I'm not sure what the pressure has to do with it..
Apr1-08, 02:01 PM
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The equilibrium pressure of CO2 is directly connected to the [itex]\Delta G[/itex] of the reaction. If the forward reaction is strongly favored, the pressure is higher, and vice versa.

Apr1-08, 04:40 PM
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Gibbs Free energy

ok, but does the pressure have anything to do with the calculations?

delta G = [sum(delta G formation, products) - sum(delta G formation, reactants)]

which can all be calculated from table values.

Then the equation:

delta G = -RTlnK can be used to find K

is this correct?

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