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20 July, 10:47

A salt solution is placed in a bowl and set in sunlight. The salt crystals that remain after the water has evaporated are more highly ordered than the randomly dispersed sodium and chloride ions in the solution. Has the requirement that total entropy increase been violated?

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  1. 20 July, 11:10


    Entropy increase has not been violated because this reaction is irreversible, and entropy remains constant or increases.
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