Jump to content

  • Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter Log in with Windows Live Log In with Google      Sign In   
  • Create Account

Submit your paper to J Biol Methods today!
Photo

Managing Gibbs free energy


  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 electros

electros

    member

  • Active Members
  • Pip
  • 25 posts
10
Good

Posted 08 March 2019 - 12:47 AM

Hi

How can Gibbs free energy be managed so that you don't dissipate all that heat?

Thanks

#2 bob1

bob1

    Thelymitra pulchella

  • Global Moderators
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,634 posts
564
Excellent

Posted 08 March 2019 - 09:05 AM

You can't realistically. Gibbs free energy is a potential reversible work in a thermodynamic process - the heat loss is part of the entropy/enthalpy of the system.

 

The exothermic heat loss from a reaction could potentially be used to speed up an endothermic reaction, but this is difficult to couple in a laboratory setting. Plants and other organisms have developed mechanisms to do this through evolution, and we can mimic or isolate these systems in the lab.






Home - About - Terms of Service - Privacy - Contact Us

©1999-2013 Protocol Online, All rights reserved.