S = q/T


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Gabriella Bates 2L
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S = q/T

Postby Gabriella Bates 2L » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:59 pm

When using S = q/T, does the temperature need to be constant? Thanks in advance!

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Re: S = q/T

Postby AArmellini_1I » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:02 pm

Yep! If you have changing temperature then you use delta S = n C ln (T2/T1)

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Re: S = q/T

Postby Megan Cao 1I » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:51 pm

yes, the temperature is constant for that equation. if the temperature were to change you would use S = C x ln (T2/T1). for C you would use either Cv or Cp depending on which is constant.

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Re: S = q/T

Postby Jainam Shah 4I » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:03 pm

Yes, that equation assumes that temperature is constant.

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Re: S = q/T

Postby Elizabeth Harty 1A » Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:05 pm

What is this equation used for?

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Re: S = q/T

Postby Verity Lai 2K » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:04 am

This equation is used to find entropy when the temperature is constant. If the temp or volume change, you use the equations delta S= nRln(V2/V1) or delta S= nCln(T2/T1).

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