We’re being asked to calculate AG° (in kJ/mol) for the following reaction at 1 atm and 25°C:

C_{2}H_{6}(g) + O_{2}(g) → CO_{2}(g) + H_{2}O(l)

We can use the following equation to solve for ** ΔG˚_{rxn}**:

$\overline{){\mathbf{\Delta G}}{{\mathbf{\xb0}}}_{{\mathbf{rxn}}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{\Delta G}}{{\mathbf{\xb0}}}_{\mathbf{f}\mathbf{,}\mathbf{}\mathbf{prod}}{\mathbf{-}}{\mathbf{\Delta G}}{{\mathbf{\xb0}}}_{\mathbf{f}\mathbf{,}\mathbf{}\mathbf{react}}}$

Calculate ΔG° (in kJ/mol) for the following reaction at 1 atm and 25°C:

C_{2}H_{6} (g) + O_{2} (g) → CO_{2} (g) + H_{2}O (l)

ΔG_{f }°C_{2}H_{6} (g) = 32.89 kJ/mol

ΔG_{f}°_{ }CO_{2 }(g) = 394.4 kJ/mol

ΔG_{f}°_{ }H_{2}O (l) = 237.2 kJ/mol

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