Second and Third Law of Thermodynamics

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Ariel Fern 2B
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Second and Third Law of Thermodynamics

Postby Ariel Fern 2B » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:25 pm

Can someone clarify what the Second and Third Law of Thermodynamics are, and how they are different? They both have to do with entropy, so I think I just need to see the different applications of both! Thanks!

Kimberly Koo 2I
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Re: Second and Third Law of Thermodynamics

Postby Kimberly Koo 2I » Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:38 pm

The second law of thermodynamics states that the entropy of an isolated system increases from any spontaneous change. An example of this would be how the spontaneous cooling of hot metal in a cold environment causes an increase in entropy since the heat spreads to the surroundings. The third law of thermodynamics states that the entropy of a system approaches 0 as the absolute temperature approaches 0. This concept is usually used to analyze the response of materials to temperature changes.



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