## change in entropy

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### change in entropy

Change in entropy must be smaller than zero, for the entropy to decrease? If so, why?

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### Re: change in entropy

If delta S is less than zero, this means that the system is becoming more ordered through the process, thereby decreasing entropy.

Alicia Lin 2F
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### Re: change in entropy

In general, if the change in anything is less than 0, it indicates a decrease in this property. It's the same concept as for change in enthalpy, Gibbs free energy, temperature, etc.

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### Re: change in entropy

delta S means the change in the disorder of a system. If a system gets more ordered, then the entropy change is positive

Jessica Katzman 4F
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### Re: change in entropy

Because delta S is measures the change in disorder, a delta S value less than zero signifies a decrease in entropy for the whole system.

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### Re: change in entropy

Delta S is the measure of the entropy of a system, this means that a negative value would mean that the system becomes more orderly as a result of that process.

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### Re: change in entropy

entropy is a measure of disorder, so an entropy below 0 means the reaction proceeds in a manner that leads to more order

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### Re: change in entropy

If deltaS is less than 0, then that means that the overall change in entropy is negative--implying a decrease in spontaneity

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