Phase changes and entropy


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mendozayael_2H
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Phase changes and entropy

Postby mendozayael_2H » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:44 am

When we calculate phase changes, why is q in S = q/T replaced with the enthalpy H of the phase change? Is it just easier or a connection between q and H

Christiana2D
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Re: Phase changes and entropy

Postby Christiana2D » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:48 am

Since phase changes are typically given in delta H Fusion, etc. it's better to make that connection between delta H and q.

Michaela Capps 1l
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Re: Phase changes and entropy

Postby Michaela Capps 1l » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:07 pm

Delta H is equal to q at a constant pressure.

Nate O 2L
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Re: Phase changes and entropy

Postby Nate O 2L » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:02 pm

Like Lavelle said, Enthalpy is just heat at constant pressure [q][/p].

Anika_Patel_1G
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Re: Phase changes and entropy

Postby Anika_Patel_1G » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:14 pm

You can replace q with delta H when the system is at constant pressure. We often use the formula deltaS=deltaH/T when we are calculating the entropy change at boiling point or other phase changes. Just make sure when you do this, you use the correct T (the boiling point temperature).

Phillip Tran
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Re: Phase changes and entropy

Postby Phillip Tran » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:59 pm

dH=qp


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