entropy in reversible/irreversible processes

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Simrina Desar Dis 1H
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entropy in reversible/irreversible processes

Postby Simrina Desar Dis 1H » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:38 pm

If entropy is a state function and therefore the pathway to get to the end state does not matter, why are there different equations for entropy based on whether the pathway is reversible vs irreversible?

Aya Shokair- Dis 2H
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Re: entropy in reversible/irreversible processes

Postby Aya Shokair- Dis 2H » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:00 pm

When calculation the change in entropy we use the basic equation of:
ΔS= q(rev)/T

I remember reading in the book that we assume all the work done is reversible when we use work to calculate ΔS. (ΔU=0, so q=-w)


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