## Calculating Delta S with a change in temperature

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

Tinisha 1G
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### Calculating Delta S with a change in temperature

If the problem does not specify, do you use C(@constant pressure) or C(@constant volume) when calculating delta S with a temperature change?

Rachana Jayaraman 1H
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### Re: Calculating Delta S with a change in temperature

Usually it is constant pressure, unless it's a two step question where you are changing volume and temperature. In the second case, you do constant volume because you do not want it to change again.

Brian Chhoy 4I
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### Re: Calculating Delta S with a change in temperature

Also take into account the shape of the molecule because whether it is monatomic, linear, or non-linear changes the C value in both constant pressure and volume.

Ray Huang 1G
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### Re: Calculating Delta S with a change in temperature

Check the reaction to see if more molecules are produced on the product side vs reactant side. Then check if it's in a container or not. Assuming Cp is usually safer.

Jason Ye 2I
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### Re: Calculating Delta S with a change in temperature

You can change the variables to include temperature its just that temperature is inverse.

Ashe Chen 2C
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### Re: Calculating Delta S with a change in temperature

It is usually Cp unless the volume is changing