## entropy

$\Delta S = \frac{q_{rev}}{T}$

Ishita Monga 1B
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### entropy

What is the difference between deltaSo and deltaStot?

Samantha Kan 2L
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### Re: entropy

In the book, it usually has delta S as the entropy of the system, while it specifies the entropy of the surroundings and total entropy with delta Ssurr and delta Stot respectively. Delta Stot would therefore be delta S + delta Ssurr.

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### Re: entropy

the deltaStot would also be able to tell you whether the reaction would be spontaneous or not while the deltaS would not be able to tell you that. With just delta S you would need to calculate delta G in order to find spontaneity.

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### Re: entropy

for reversible reactions, does deltaStot(or universe) always equal 0?

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### Re: entropy

I think that is the definition of a reversible deltaStot. For a it to be considered a reversible reaction, entropy of the system must be exactly the opposite of the surrounding and vice versa.

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