Enthalpy and Temperature

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Enthalpy and Temperature

Postby KDang_1D » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:46 pm

As applied to ∆S=∆H/T, for example, what does it mean that temperature remains constant as enthalpy changes? Wouldn't an increase/decrease in energy cause the temperature to go up/down?

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Re: Enthalpy and Temperature

Postby Helen Struble 2F » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:55 pm

The T refers to the temperature of the surroundings, which remains constant. This is because this equation calculates for entropy of surroundings, and entropy increases more at lower temperatures.

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