## types of disorder

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

Rhea Shah 2F
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### types of disorder

Could someone explain the difference between positional disorder and residual disorder?

Alice Chang 2H
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### Re: types of disorder

I think they may be referring to the same thing. In the textbook, I believe they were used interchangeably.

Alexis Webb 2B
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### Re: types of disorder

Positional disorder is when there are more positions for a substance to fill, like if a substance spreads out into a greater volume, it will have greater positional disorder. Thermal disorder occurs when a substance heats up, and there is more disorder because there is an increase in motion in the molecules from the thermal energy.