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

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

 

 

increase

 

decrease

 

not change

 

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

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The entropy increases, because the gas state has greater entropy then the liquid state, which has greater entropy then the solid state.  This is because the gas state is the most "energetic"
answered Mar 5, 2012 by kirby ~Expert~ (3,020 points)
selected Mar 5, 2012 by yoshi

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