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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The standard molar enthalpy of combustion of solid phenol (C6H5OH) is -3054 kJ/mol at 298k and it's standard molar entropy is 144.0 J/(K*mol). Calculate the standard free energy of formation of phentol at 298k.

2. Relevant equations

G = H - TS

3. The attempt at a solution

G = (-3054.0 * 10^3 J/mol) - (298 K) (144.0 J/k/mol)

From what I know about the determination of G, I simply plugged in those numbers but my solution was way off. The solution should be -50.42 kJ/mol but help with deriving it from first principle is what I'm after.

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# Calculate Free Energy for Formation

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