Negative Entropy

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Hiseo Lee 2J
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Negative Entropy

Postby Hiseo Lee 2J » Fri Jan 15, 2016 2:19 pm

Is it possible to have negative entropy? If not, why?

Daniella Ching 4C
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Re: Negative Entropy

Postby Daniella Ching 4C » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:42 pm

It is not possible to have negative entropy, but there can be negative change in entropy. Positive change in entropy occurs more often and is more spontaneous because objects tend to go to a state of more disorder. However, if there are outside forces or changes made to the system, negative change in entropy can occur, as the objects become more "ordered". For example, if the system gives off heat, then the entropy of the system decreases, resulting in negative change in entropy.


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