## What is the standard Gibbs free energy for the transformation of diamond to graphite at 298 K Diamond → graphite?

Express your answer to three significant figures and include the appropriate units. Elemental carbon usually exists in one of two forms: graphite or diamond.Homework Answers.

Substance Enthalpy (kJ/mol) Entropy (J/mol K)
Cgraphite 5.740
Cdiamond 1.897 2.38

## What is the standard Gibbs free energy of formation of nh3 at 298 K?

The standard Gibbs free energy of formation for ammonia, NH3(g), is –16.4 kJ mol–1. Consider the following reaction at 298 K. N2(g) + 3H2(g) 2NH3(g) What is the expression for the equilibrium constant, Kp, for this reaction?

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## Does graphite or diamond have higher entropy?

Graphite has a higher entropy due to its delocalised mobile electrons, which gives rise to the more ways Energy can be distributed. Thus graphite possess higher entropy than diamond.

5363.2 K

## How is Gibbs free energy of formation calculated?

The Gibbs free energy of a system at any moment in time is defined as the enthalpy of the system minus the product of the temperature times the entropy of the system. The Gibbs free energy of the system is a state function because it is defined in terms of thermodynamic properties that are state functions.

## Why Gibbs free energy is negative?

Endergonic and Exergonic Reactions A negative ∆G also means that the products of the reaction have less free energy than the reactants because they gave off some free energy during the reaction. Reactions that have a negative ∆G and, consequently, release free energy, are called exergonic reactions.

## When Gibbs free energy is negative?

A negative ∆G means that the reactants, or initial state, have more free energy than the products, or final state. Exergonic reactions are also called spontaneous reactions, because they can occur without the addition of energy.

## Why is negative Gibbs free energy spontaneous?

A mathematical combination of enthalpy change and entropy change allows the change in free energy to be calculated. A reaction with a negative value for ΔG releases free energy and is thus spontaneous. A reaction with a positive ΔG is nonspontaneous and will not favor the products.

## How long does it take for diamonds to turn into graphite?

However, it appears that the transition state is even further from the midpoint (closer to starting material) than we might have guessed. This activation energy tells us that at 25 °C, it would take well over a billion years to convert one cubic centimeter of diamond to graphite.

## Why is diamond not graphite?

Note that there is much higher pressure deep in the earth than at the surface. At high pressure, diamond is the most stable configuration of pure carbon and not graphite. For this reason diamond spontaneously forms and does not degrade to graphite deep underground.

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