Problem: Indicate whether each statement is true or false.If the entropy of the system increases during a reversible process, the entropy change of the surroundings must decrease by the same amount.

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We have to determine if the entropy if the surroundings decreases by the same amount as the increase in entropy of a system for a reversible process.


Entropy is the degree of disorder of a system.

A reversible process or change is the one which would return the system and surroundings to their initial states when it is undone or reversed.

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Indicate whether each statement is true or false.

If the entropy of the system increases during a reversible process, the entropy change of the surroundings must decrease by the same amount.

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