How is adiabatic compression related to order and disorder?
During adiabatic compression the entropy doesn’t change. How do we explain that with order or disorder, based on the fact, that entropy presents disorder?
I know that a more disorderly system has a greater entropy, and during compression, the volume gets smaller, thus the system will have a bigger order and the entropy will be smaller. But if the entropy doesn’t change, that means it is an adiabatic reversible process…yet I don’t know how to connect the “no change of entropy” to order/disorder.
Hey,Good question..first you can only increase entropy of a system by transferring either heat or mass to a system, no entropy is transfered when work is done over a system…when you compress a system its internal energy increases and molecules get accelerated but at same time volume decreases net result is no change in entropy..
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