a) O2 (g,200 kPa, 300k) –> O2 (g, 100, 300k)
b)Br2 (l, 1 bar, 25 degree C) –> Br2 (g, 1 bar, 25 degree C)
C)Fe (s, 1 bar, 250 degree C)–> Fe(s, 1 bar, 25 degree C)
will entropy either be increase, decrease, or remain the same?
I am quite confused on this because I know that pressure would cause positional disorder and temperature will cause thermal disorder. But I don’t really understand how it correlates with entropy. I tried to do the problem and I got a) increase, b) remain the same, and c) decrease. But I don’t know if that is correct or not. Please explain because I am just guessing I don’t really have a reason behind my guess. Thanks
B. T and P remains same. The only difference is liquid vs gas. As a gas there is MUCH more volume to move around and S increases.
C. P and solid are same. Only change is T. Lower T always means less S. There is less kinetic motion with decreasing T.
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