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Postby cassidysong 1K » Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:59 pm

why do we need entropy in order to describe the system?

Sydney Myers 4I
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Re: entropy?

Postby Sydney Myers 4I » Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:02 pm

In order to account for the fact that energy is conserved, we must include entropy because some energy will be lost as entropy. Also, whether or a reaction increases or decreases entropy can have a effect on whether or not it is spontaneous.

Louise Lin 2B
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Re: entropy?

Postby Louise Lin 2B » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:06 pm

entropy is the measure of disorder in a system. the more disorderly, the more (positive) the entropy and vice versa. disorder in a system also modifies energy, so it is important to include entropy when describing a system.

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Re: entropy?

Postby Andres Merlos 2L » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:42 pm

Entropy is a degree of disorder. We need both the change in entropy and the change in internal energy to be able to fully describe how a system will change. We need entropy because its degree would allow us to determine how spontaneous something is.

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Re: entropy?

Postby lauraxie2e » Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:54 pm

Energy is lost due to entropy so we have to factor it in.

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