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Homework Help: Physical Chemistry: Estimating ΔG of an Ideal Gas

  1. Nov 7, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Estimate ΔG for the process where one mol of ideal gas is subjected to an increase in
    pressure from 1.00 atm to 11.0 atm at 25.0°C.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Seems straight forward, but it seems i am not given enough information to complete the problem. I need C(p,m)? It does say estimate. Does that mean that i only need to imply that the Gibbs free energy will be possitive, negative, or 0?

    If you can help me clarify the problem that would be greatly appreciated!

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  3. Nov 7, 2011 #2


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    Does the problem say whether the ideal gas is monatomic or diatomic?
  4. Nov 7, 2011 #3
    No, it does not. Does this equation apply?

    ΔG = nRTln(Pf/Pi)

    I found it in my notes but cant find it anywhere in the text.
  5. Nov 7, 2011 #4


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    Oh, for this case, you can actually still calculate ΔH even though you do not know the heat capacity of the gas.
  6. Nov 8, 2011 #5

    I like Serena

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    Hi Nick_273! :smile:

    Yep, it applies (for an isothermal process on an ideal gas).
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