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Solution: When heated, the DNA double helix separates into two random coil single strands. When cooled, the random coils reform the double helix: double helix ⇌ 2 random coils.(a) What is the sign of ΔS for the forward process? Why?

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When heated, the DNA double helix separates into two random coil single strands. When cooled, the random coils reform the double helix: double helix ⇌ 2 random coils.

(a) What is the sign of ΔS for the forward process? Why?