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Does entropy increase in this process

  1. Mar 24, 2014 #1


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    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Is boiling of egg accompanied by an increase in entropy?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I guess entropy decreases because as the egg boils, the stuff inside it gets hardened and changes into a solid mass. So the disorderliness decreases and the entropy should decrease. But according to the answer the entropy increases. Can anyone help me on this?
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  3. Mar 24, 2014 #2
    1. What is the definition of entropy?
    2. Is the egg being boiled a closed system?
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