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Answer the following in one or two sentences. State second law of thermodynamics in terms of entropy. - Chemistry

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Answer the following in one or two sentences.

State second law of thermodynamics in terms of entropy.

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Solution

Statement: “The second law of thermodynamics states that total entropy of a system and its surroundings increases in a spontaneous process.”

For the process to be spontaneous,

`triangle "S"_"total" = triangle "S"_"sys" + triangle "S"_"surr"` > 0.

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Balbharati Chemistry 12th Standard HSC for Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 4 Chemical Thermodynamics
Exercise | Q 2.6 | Page 87
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