Problem: Why does the entropy of a gas increase when it expands into a vacuum?

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Entropy is the disorder or chaos associated with a system’s inability to convert thermal energy into mechanical work. 


expand 

  • more volume, less pressure 
  • more ways to distribute the molecules

 

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Why does the entropy of a gas increase when it expands into a vacuum?

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