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Entropy

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:56 pm
by Michelle Yu 1L
What does it mean when entropy is a state function?

Re: Entropy

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:22 pm
by Nicholas Codallos 4C
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.