## Degrees of Change in Entropy

Boltzmann Equation for Entropy: $S = k_{B} \ln W$

smurphy1D
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### Degrees of Change in Entropy

What is the difference between delta S and delta S with the dregrees symbol? Is it degrees celsius or kelvin?

Wilson 2E
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### Re: Degrees of Change in Entropy

delta S with the degree symbol refers to the standard entropy value, the amount of entropy of one mole of a molecule. It is in units of J/(K*mol).

MaggieHan1L
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### Re: Degrees of Change in Entropy

When there is a degrees symbol and it's not attached to C, it means standard so under standard conditions.

Sydney Myers 4I
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### Re: Degrees of Change in Entropy

Whenever there is a degree symbol next to a delta S, delta H, or delta G, it means that the value was measured under standard conditions. When you say it out loud, its "delta S naught"

Louise Lin 2B
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### Re: Degrees of Change in Entropy

also, to add on to the answers above, the degree symbol next to the delta variables indicate that they occur under lab conditions. without the degree symbol, the delta variables are typically in regards to biological conditions.

Sreyes_1C
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### Re: Degrees of Change in Entropy

I think we should usually convert to kelvin, but it might depend on what the question says

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