Increasing Entropy

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Naren_Ramesh_4F
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Increasing Entropy

Postby Naren_Ramesh_4F » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:25 pm

If entropy of the universe always increases with any reaction, what are the implications for the fate of the universe?

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Re: Increasing Entropy

Postby asannajust_1J » Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:49 pm

Extreme disorder?

Vincent Leong 2B
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Re: Increasing Entropy

Postby Vincent Leong 2B » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:27 pm

I'm unsure what you specifically want to know but just know as entropy increases, it tells us that theres an increasing amount of disorder as we break and form bonds. This just implies that every process that occurs shifts the order of the universe and thus causes chaos, as microscopic as they may be.

Daniel Toscano 1L
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Re: Increasing Entropy

Postby Daniel Toscano 1L » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:41 pm

the universe is just getting infinitely more disordered as time goes by

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Re: Increasing Entropy

Postby Ellen Amico 2L » Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:42 pm

If there's an increase an entropy due to the reaction, the universe will respond by decreasing the entropy somewhere else in order to keep entropy constant overall.

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Re: Increasing Entropy

Postby Naren_Ramesh_4F » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:49 pm

I was more wondering how theories like The Big Crunch are plausible if the disorder of the universe is constantly increasing.


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