Entropy


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Michelle Yu 1L
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Entropy

Postby Michelle Yu 1L » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:56 pm

What does it mean when entropy is a state function?

Nicholas Codallos 4C
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Re: Entropy

Postby Nicholas Codallos 4C » Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:22 pm

So a state function means you only really care about the results and not so much the process. So when we look for entropy its usually the change in entropy because we only care about the overall change from the initial reactants to the products. You don't necessarily care if the entropy increased then decreased then increased again. You only care about the net change.


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