1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Total entropy of the system change?

  1. Jul 5, 2008 #1

    GT1

    User Avatar

    If I have two tanks of 1 liter filled with water at the same temperature and I pour it to a 2 liter tank, would the total entropy of the system change? Why?
    If I have a container which has a diaphragm at the middle, with the same gas (same temperature, same pressure etc.) from both sides of the diaphragm, at some moment the diaphragm is instantly removed, would the total entropy of the system change? Why?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 5, 2008 #2

    Q_Goest

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    Re: Entropy

    Entropy doesn't change. Look up "Gibbs Paradox".
    Ref: http://www.nyu.edu/classes/tuckerman/stat.mech/lectures/lecture_6/node5.html
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Total entropy of the system change?
Loading...