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Although the total energy of the universe will remain constant, why will energy no longer be useful once everything in the universe is at the same temperature?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The total energy of the universe will remain constant, why the energy is no longer useful if everything in the universe is at the same temperature should be explained.

Concept Introduction:

The energy of the universe will remain constant. What happens during any process is that one form of the energy converting to one or more designated forms of energy. Energy is used to make natural processes possible and to make things happen.

Explanation

A spontaneous process occurs without any outside intervention in the nature or it happens on its own. The second law of thermodynamics helps us to understand why certain processes are spontaneous and others are not...

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