Problem: Two nonpolar organic liquids, hexane (C6H14) and heptane (C7H16), are mixed.Hexane and heptane are miscible with each other in all proportions. In making a solution of them, is the entropy of the system increased, decreased, or close to zero, compared to the separate pure liquids?

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Recall: Entropy is a measure of energy dispersal or disorder in systems. The formation of solutions is driven by the tendency of a system towards greater entropy.

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Two nonpolar organic liquids, hexane (C6H14) and heptane (C7H16), are mixed.

Hexane and heptane are miscible with each other in all proportions. In making a solution of them, is the entropy of the system increased, decreased, or close to zero, compared to the separate pure liquids?

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