Total Entropy Change  [ENDORSED]


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Total Entropy Change

Postby nelms6678 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:08 am

The book states
When delta S (total) is positive, it is increasing and spontaneous
When delta S (total) is negative, it is decreasing and only the reverse is spontaneous
- Why is only the reverse spontaneous ?

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Re: Total Entropy Change  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:29 am

Because the reverse has a positive total entropy change.

positive total entropy change = spontaneous (which as I discussed in class means favorable)

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