Occupying positions

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

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klarratt2
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Occupying positions

What exactly does it mean if someone were to say that H2O(l) "occupies more positions" than H20(s)?

505211599
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Re: Occupying positions

I think it means that entropy is greater for the liquid form.

katherinemurk 2B
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Re: Occupying positions

In a solid the molecules are not as free to move around as in a liquid, because in a solid molecules are more tightly packed so they occupy less positions

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