3rd Law of Thermodynamics

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Selena Yu 1H
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3rd Law of Thermodynamics

Postby Selena Yu 1H » Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:49 am

What is the 3rd Law of Thermodynamics and why is it important? How does it relate to entropy or enthalpy?

Connie Chen 1E
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Re: 3rd Law of Thermodynamics

Postby Connie Chen 1E » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:02 am

The third law of thermodynamics states that as a system's temperature approaches absolute zero (0 K), the entropy of the system becomes 0. This is important because it implies that there is an absolute scale for entropy. It also allows us to assume that S=kBln(w)=0 if a system can be prepared in only one way (it is a perfect crystal).

Fatemah Yacoub 1F
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Re: 3rd Law of Thermodynamics

Postby Fatemah Yacoub 1F » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:37 am

It is also states that the sign of entropy is always positive as long as the system is above absolute zero. This means that entropy in increase and the system is spontaneous as long as the the system is above absolute zero.

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