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concept question

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:40 am
by Stephanie tran 1J
why does gibbs free energy decreases more sharply with temperature for the gas phase of a substance than for the liquid phase?

Re: concept question

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:16 am
by Tasnia Haider 1E
A gas phase has a higher level of entropy because there are more arrangements for the molecules. On the other hand, for liquids, entropy is lower because the liquid cannot have more arrangements.

Re: concept question

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:52 am
by Pooja Nair 1C
Because entropies are a measure of disorder, gases have higher entropies than liquids. Thus, changes in temperature are more reflected in the entropy change of gases than of liquids.