Order of Increasing Change in Entropy

Volume: $\Delta S = nR\ln \frac{V_{2}}{V_{1}}$
Temperature: $\Delta S = nC\ln \frac{T_{2}}{T_{1}}$

Jacob Afable 3J
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Order of Increasing Change in Entropy

For the Winter 2011 Midterm Q2B, I just wanted a clearer explanation for how Container A is larger than both Container B or Container C. How do atoms of an ideal monoatomic gas have a larger number of particles?

Jasvneet Kaur 3F
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Re: Order of Increasing Change in Entropy

Monatomic gases have more particles because diatomic particles are two monotomic particles stuck together which means that even tho the diatomic gas and monotomic gas have the same number of particles, the particles in the monatomic gas are more detached and diffused, covering more space and moving more, creating more disorder, which is why the entropy in contain a is larger