Solution: The second law of thermodynamics leads us to conclude what?a. the total energy of the universe is constantb. disorder in the universe is increasing with the passage of timec. it is theoretically impossible to convert work into heat with 100% efficiencyd. the total energy in the universe is increasing with timee. the total energy in the universe is decreasing with time

Problem

The second law of thermodynamics leads us to conclude what?

a. the total energy of the universe is constant

b. disorder in the universe is increasing with the passage of time

c. it is theoretically impossible to convert work into heat with 100% efficiency

d. the total energy in the universe is increasing with time

e. the total energy in the universe is decreasing with time

Solution

The second law of thermodynamics states that the total entropy of an isolated system can never decrease over time

Analyzing each choice:

a. the total energy of the universe is constant

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