Problem: When does entropy increase and when does it decrease?

FREE Expert Solution

We’re asked to determine when does entropy (ΔS) increases and when does it decrease.

Recall that entropy is the degree of chaos or disorder of a system.


For a given process, entropy (ΔS) will either increase or decrease:


• ΔS > 0 or ΔS = (+); entropy is increased

• ΔS < 0 or ΔS = (); entropy is decreased


80% (87 ratings)
View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

When does entropy increase and when does it decrease?

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Entropy concept. You can view video lessons to learn Entropy. Or if you need more Entropy practice, you can also practice Entropy practice problems.