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Predict whether the following process results in an increase or decrease in the entropy of the system. Explain. (a) Crystalline table salt (NaCl) is dissolved in water. Entropy ___ because the number of particles increases. (b) Gaseous argon condenses into liquid argon. Entropy ___ because the phase of the substance changes from a highly disordered phase to a more orderly phase. (c) A rubber band at room temperature is cooled using liquid nitrogen. Entropy ___ because the temperature decreases. (d) Carbon monoxide gas is oxidized to carbon dioxide gas by molecular oxygen in the gas phase. Entropy ___ because the number of gas phase particles decreases as a result of the reaction.