moles and entropy


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Maddy Mackenzie
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moles and entropy

Postby Maddy Mackenzie » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:36 pm

When you are solving equations for change in entropy, many of the solutions in the manual assume 1 mol when calculating. When can you assume one mol versus useing PV=nRT to calculate?

Nada AbouHaiba 1I
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Re: moles and entropy

Postby Nada AbouHaiba 1I » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:55 pm

I guess what it comes down to is if you have enough information to calculate moles using pv=nrt, so if you're given all the information then you'd solve for n.

Shubham Rai 2C
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Re: moles and entropy

Postby Shubham Rai 2C » Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:01 pm

1 mol should be used in the equations whenever the problem states that the gas is an Ideal Gas and thus has ideal gas properties. When dealing with ideal gas, you assume 1 mole if not explicitly stated.

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Re: moles and entropy

Postby haleyervin7 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:43 pm

Does this mean in a problem that gives you the amount of liters of an ideal gas (i.e. 5 L of Ne), you’d assume the molarity is 0.2?


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