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Ib Physics Chapter 3 Notes

the spreading out of energy. Entropy: • Entropy is used to quantify this second law. • Entropy is expressed by the equation: ΔS = Q/T; where ΔS is change in entropy and Q/T is the quantity of heat flow into a body at a certain temperature. It is measured in J/ K • The second law in terms of entropy changes states that in any thermodynamic process the total entropy always increases • Even though locally entropy may decrease, the total entropy of a system will always increase....

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The Heat Death of the Universe

temperature is approximately 18 IWC. The heat death is a possible final thermodynamic state of the universe, in which it has "run down" to a state of no thermodynamic free energy to sustain motion or life. In physical terms, it has reached maximum entropy. The hypothesis of a universal heat death stems from the 1850s ideas of William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin who extrapolated the theory of heat views of mechanical energy loss in nature, as embodied in the first two laws of thermodynamics, to universal...

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reaction is determined by the Laws of Thermodynamics (refer to Mathews and van Holde, 1996 ed. p.62). BCH3101 3 • Several basic thermodynamic principles considered including the analysis of heat flow, entropy production, and free energy functions and the relationship between entropy and information. BCH3101 4 • In any consideration of thermodynamics, a distinction must be made between the system and the surroundings. The system is that portion of the universe with which we are concerned...

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Enthalpy Lab Background

function that shows the available energy that can be converted into work. By using the Gibbs-Helmholtz equation, which uses free energy and is shown in equation #3, spontaneity of the reaction can be found using enthalpy, temperature, and entropy. Free energy, unlike entropy, is an absolute way to determine whether the reaction is spontaneous or not. If the free energy is negative, then the reaction is spontaneous, whereas if the free reaction is positive, then the reaction is not spontaneous. If free energy...

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Study of Solubility Equilibrium of Potassium Hydrogen Tartrate

Tartrate Wang Haina 1. Aim 1. To determine the solubility of potassium hydrogen tartrate (KHT) at various temperatures from 10°C to 50 °C, and determine the corresponding Ksp at these temperatures. 2. To obtain the changes in enthalpy and entropy of the dissolution of KHT from the dependence of Ksp on temperature. 2. Results and discussion 2.1 Collection of data A portion of KHT (1 to 1.5 g) was added into about 100 mL of deionised water to prepare a saturated KHT solution. Several such...

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Ib Chemistry - Energetics (Hl)

attraction). 16.3 Entropy 16.3.1 Factors which increase disorder in a system: ▪ Mixing of particles. ▪ Change of state to greater distance between particles (solid -> liquid or liquid -> gas). ▪ Increased particle movement (temperature). ▪ Increased number of particles (when more gas particles are produced, this generally outweighs all other factors). 16.3.2 Predict the sign of ΔS (the change in entropy) for a reaction based on the above factors. ΔS is positive when entropy increases (more...

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Entropy And Enthalpy Juliet Q Dalagan, PhD Department of Chemistry Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan Corrales Avenue, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines Djamal Nour M. Marohombsar Roxcil S. Malaque LeanaDanica S. Orcullo BSFT - 3 Chem 68 AGA I. Abstract The experimenters in this experimented using a simple set-up with a testube, heater and a suspended thermometer, monitored the temperature and time during the phase change of a heated sample of naphthalene pellets until melted to freezing...

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Mechanical Energy

thermodynamicsrequires that the transfer of energy from one body to another with an equal or higher temperature can only occur with the aid of aheat pump by mechanical work, or by some other similar process in which entropy is increased in the universe in a manner that compensates for the decrease of entropy in the cooled body, due to the removal of the heat from it.[18] For example, energy may be removed against a temperature gradient by spontaneous evaporation of a liquid. The engineering discipline of heat...

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Energy Ch 11 Presentation

kitchen; (3) decreasing the temperature inside the refrigerator; (4) decreasing the temperature of the kitchen. A. All of the above B. 1 and 4 C. 2 and 3 © 2010 Pearson Education, Inc. Slide 24 Entropy Higher entropy states are more likely. Systems naturally evolve to states of higher entropy. © 2010 Pearson Education, Inc. Slide 25 Second Law of Thermodynamics © 2010 Pearson Education, Inc. Slide 26 Example Problem: Coming to a Stop A typical gasoline-powered car stops...

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article: Second law of thermodynamics The entropy of an isolated system not in equilibrium will tend to increase over time, approaching a maximum value at equilibrium. In a simple manner, the second law states that "energy systems have a tendency to increase their entropy" rather than decrease it. A pithy summation of the Second Law would be "You Can't Even Break Even". A way of looking at the second law for non-scientists is to look at entropy as a measure of chaos. So, for example, a broken...

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