Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Posts: 32
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:20 am


Postby Philipp_V_Dis1K » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:56 pm

In this question it asks "what is the total entropy change when 40kJ of heat are transferred from a large reservoir at 800K to one at 200K.
Why wouldn't the total entropy change either be zero, because one lost entropy and the other gained it, or be (q/T)?

Henry Krasner 1C
Posts: 64
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:15 am

Re: 4I.1

Postby Henry Krasner 1C » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:59 pm

Because these reservoirs are at different temperatures and one is gaining and the other is losing enthropy, you have to take the temperature in K into consideration. Using q (the 40 kJ) and the formula q/T, you add together the delta S for reservoir 1 and 2 to find the total enthropy.

Return to “Entropy Changes Due to Changes in Volume and Temperature”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest