Problem: In which of the following processes do the molecules become more orderly?A) Water evaporatingB) Water freezingC) Ice meltingD) Salt dissolving in waterE) Dry ice subliming

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We're being asked to determine the process where the molecules become more orderly.

Recall that entropy is the degree of chaos or disorder of a system and that it depends on the following:

1. Phase: The gas phase has the highest entropy, followed by the liquid, and then the solid phase with the lowest entropy

Gas > Liquid > Solid

2. Complexity: More elements in the compound leads to higher entropy.

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In which of the following processes do the molecules become more orderly?

A) Water evaporating

B) Water freezing

C) Ice melting

D) Salt dissolving in water

E) Dry ice subliming

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