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Violation of entropy? 
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Mar3014, 08:36 PM

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Ok so entropy cannot be destroyed, right? So let's say you have a reaction that decreases entropy (s<0) but it also is exothermic (h<0) and that overpowers the entropy decrease so it is spontaneous (ie hts=g<0). If that happens, where does the entropy go?



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Mar3014, 09:20 PM

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If that is a closed system, then you have just described a net increase in entropy.
Possibly it is the imprecise use of words that is confusing you  or you are pulling my leg. Redo the description, and describe it more carefully. 


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Mar3014, 09:40 PM

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"destroyed" is an odd term to use here: entropy is energy. It doesn't get destroyed, it gets counted. And I don't think it is possible for a negative entropy reaction to be exothermic. Do you have any examples?



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