Problem: At room temperature, the entropy of the halogens increases from I2 to Br2 to Cl2. Explain.

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Entropy is the degree of chaos or disorder of a system and that it depends on phase


Gas > Liquid > Solid


At room temperature:

  • I→ solid
  • Br2 → liquid
  • Cl2 → gas


Gaseous Cl2 highest entropy

Solid I2 lowest entropy

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At room temperature, the entropy of the halogens increases from I2 to Br2 to Cl2. Explain.

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