## Calculating entropy

Volume:
Temperature:

Peter Nguyen 2I
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### Calculating entropy

Why do we calculate entropy for volume change and temperature change independently?

Jim Brown 14B Lec1
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### Re: Calculating entropy

If there's a change in pressure/volume, the entropy is dependent on Temperature. If there's a change in Temperature, the entropy is dependent on volume. You've gotta do one before the other or else there's just no calculation (that a 14B student knows how to do, idk about actual chemists).

Ariel Cheng 2I
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### Re: Calculating entropy

When we calculate the two independently, we are essentially splitting it up into steps which is allowed since entropy is a state function. First we change the volume and then we change the temperature to reach the final form.

Jonny Schindler 1A
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### Re: Calculating entropy

Once you do each, just add the two to get the total change in entropy

Mark 1D
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### Re: Calculating entropy

we isolate the two changes in entrophy and then add together