What happens to the entropy of a sample of matter when it changes state from a solid to a liquid?

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What happens to the entropy of a sample of matter when it changes state from a solid to a liquid?

 

 

 

not change

 

decrease

 

increase

 

asked Mar 5, 2012 in General Chemistry by yoshi ~Expert~ (919 points)
    

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The entropy increases, because entropy of liquid state is greater than that of solid state.  And furthermore, the gas state has greatest entropy.
answered Mar 5, 2012 by kirby ~Expert~ (3,020 points)
selected Mar 5, 2012 by yoshi

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