Changes in pressure


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Riya Sood 4G
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Changes in pressure

Postby Riya Sood 4G » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:55 pm

4H.1 Which substance in each of the following pairs has the
higher molar entropy at 298 K: (a) HBr(g) or HF(g); (b) NH3(g) or
Ne(g); (c) I2(s) or I2(l); (d) 1.0 mol Ar(g) at 1.00 atm or 1.0 mol
Ar(g) at 2.00 atm?

For part (d), why does a lower pressure result in a higher entropy? The answer key stated that 1.0 mol of Ar(g) at 1.00 atm has higher molar entropy.

Adam Kramer 1A
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Re: Changes in pressure

Postby Adam Kramer 1A » Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:59 pm

Entropy is a measurement of how much disorder there is in a system. If you think of increasing pressure as decreasing the volume, there is less available space for atoms to be disorderly. Because of this, there is less entropy, so a higher pressure will give a smaller entropy.

Giselle Littleton 1F
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Re: Changes in pressure

Postby Giselle Littleton 1F » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:29 pm

Lower pressure leads to an increase in positional disorder of the atoms as a gas is compressed.

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