Difference in entropy: N2 or CO

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Katherine Grillo 1B
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Difference in entropy: N2 or CO

Postby Katherine Grillo 1B » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:47 pm

My TA was talking about the difference in entropy when comparing N2 and CO. Why does CO have more positive entropy? N2 also has two atoms so wouldn't they be able to take up the same amount of states?

Swetha Ampabathina1I
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Re: Difference in entropy: N2 or CO

Postby Swetha Ampabathina1I » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:51 pm

I think it could be because the N2 molecule is in a more ordered form than the CO molecule is in so CO would have a higher entropy than N2


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