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Suraj Doshi 2G
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Postby Suraj Doshi 2G » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:14 pm

Can someone explain why entropy is an extensive property as opposed to a state property?

Shannon Asay 1C
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Re: Entropy

Postby Shannon Asay 1C » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:19 pm

Entropy is an extensive property because it depends on the amount of substance available. However, it is also a state property because it doesn't matter the pathway it takes to get there, but the final minus initial states.

Sally Qiu 2E
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Re: Entropy

Postby Sally Qiu 2E » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:28 pm

is it not a state function? if i recall correctly, entropy is in fact a state function because it does not depend on the path followed by the system--just the final and initial state. however, the entropy does depend on the size or amount of moles. entropy=q/T, and q itself is extensive

Jessica Kwek 4F
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Re: Entropy

Postby Jessica Kwek 4F » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:35 pm

Entropy is a state function since they describe quantitatively an equilibrium state of a thermodynamic system.

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