## Delta S equations

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Katherine Grillo 1B
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### Delta S equations

I'm confused about the different delta S equations. When does delta S equal q/t vs nRln(V2/V1) vs nCln(T2/T1)?

MaanasO 1A
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### Re: Delta S equations

Hi Katherine!

dS = q/t when you're dealing with a reversible process. dS = nRln(Vf/Vi) when the process is isothermal. dS = nCln(Tf/Ti) when there's a change in temperature associated with the change in entropy. Your C value will change based on whether your volume (Cv) or pressure (Cp) are constant.

Hope that helps!

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### Re: Delta S equations

MaanasO 1A wrote:Hi Katherine!

dS = q/t when you're dealing with a reversible process. dS = nRln(Vf/Vi) when the process is isothermal. dS = nCln(Tf/Ti) when there's a change in temperature associated with the change in entropy. Your C value will change based on whether your volume (Cv) or pressure (Cp) are constant.

Hope that helps!

In the last sentence you said the C value will change depending on whether volume or pressure are constant. Could you elaborate on that?

Zenita Leang 2K
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### Re: Delta S equations

If you have a constant volume then you will use Cv which is equivalent to R. If it has a constant pressure, then you will use Cp which is equivalent to R. R is the constant on the constants and equations sheet.