## driving force (for electron transfer)

https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.DT07363
Term widely used to indicate the negative of the standard Gibbs energy change for @O04351@ ($$\Delta _{\text{ET}}G^{\,\unicode{x26ac}}$$).
Note:
For photo-induced processes, this quantity can often be estimated from independently determined properties of the donor and acceptor species involved using the equation for the calculation of the @GT07388@.
Source:
PAC, 2007, 79, 293. (Glossary of terms used in photochemistry, 3rd edition (IUPAC Recommendations 2006)) on page 327 [Terms] [Paper]