Entropy being a state function

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Maria Bajenov 1I
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Entropy being a state function

Postby Maria Bajenov 1I » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:23 pm

Is it only important to note whether a reaction is irreversible or reversible if the variable we are solving for is not a state function and dependent on the path? So an entropy calculation of an irreversible reaction can be found using the reversible calculation and be the same?

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Re: Entropy being a state function

Postby SitharaMenon2B » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:40 pm

Yes, for any state function the answer would be the same for a reversible or irreversible path.

Wenxin Fan 1J
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Re: Entropy being a state function

Postby Wenxin Fan 1J » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:57 pm

Yes, since entropy is a state function the two types of reactions would result in the same answer.


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