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Amy Luu 2G
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Postby Amy Luu 2G » Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:55 am

For the reaction Cl2(g) + H2O(l) ---> HCl(aq) + HClO(aq) is there an increase or decrease in entropy?
I am confused as to why there is an increase in entropy. How do aqueous compare in entropy to solids, gases and liquids?

Ariel Davydov 1C
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Re: 4H.7

Postby Ariel Davydov 1C » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:11 pm

The answer key says for that equation there is a decrease in entropy, not an increase.

Lara Kristine Bacasen 1L
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Re: 4H.7

Postby Lara Kristine Bacasen 1L » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:17 pm

So the order of entropy in states are solids<liquids< aqueous solutions<gases.
Solutions have a greater entropy than pure liquids as the particles in a solution are more separated and solvent molecules separate the solute particles. There are more molecular positions this solution can take as opposed to a uniform liquid.

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