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Free energy and entropy

For a certain complexation reaction, K=10^17. What are the signs of delta H standard, delta S standard and delta G standard for the equation from which the K expression is derived?

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We know that deltaGo=-RTlnK.
Because R and T are positive and lnK=ln10^17=41>0, therefore deltaGo must be ...

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The solution provides formula to calculate the Gibbs free energy and detailed explanation for the problem.