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Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change

Physical Chemistry: Quanta, Matter, and Change (Second Edition)

Peter Atkins, Julio de Paula, and Ronald Friedman
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date: 17 June 2024

TOPIC 59 p. 595The Second Lawlocked

TOPIC 59 p. 595The Second Lawlocked

  • Peter Atkins, Peter AtkinsLincoln College
  • Julio de PaulaJulio de PaulaChemistry Lewis & Clark College
  •  and Ronald FriedmanRonald FriedmanIndiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

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The recognition of spontaneous change 595

Brief illustration 59.1: Spontaneous changes 595

Brief illustration 59.2: The Kelvin statement 596

The direction of spontaneous change 596

Brief illustration 59.3: The molecular basis of spontaneous change 597

Entropy 597

Brief illustration 59.4: The...

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