Third law


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Naana Boateng 1I
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Third law

Postby Naana Boateng 1I » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:19 pm

What do you need to know about the third law of thermodynamics

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Re: Third law

Postby Christine Wastila 1H » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:32 pm

The third law states that at 0K, the entropy of a perfect crystal is 0. Therefore, as T approaches 0, entropy also approaches 0. limT->0S=0.

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Re: Third law

Postby Gurvardaan Bal1L » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:52 pm

Naana Boateng 1I wrote:What do you need to know about the third law of thermodynamics


A good way to think about this is, as temperature decreases we get to a more solid/organized state, such water in liquid form to solid form as ice. As we do that, we are decreasing entropy because the molecules are obviously moving less and are becoming more rigid, aka there is less disorder. Thus, as the temperature decreases there is less disorder and thus less entropy.

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Re: Third law

Postby Oscar Valdovinos 1I » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:57 pm

Adding to the post above, another way to think about is that heat is created by the movement of particles. Thus as the temperature reaches closer to 0 kelvin, this absolutely no movement, thus we have exactly no entropy.


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