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A _________ is some factor that tends to make a process occur.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The question asks writer to specify the factor that tends to make a process occur.

Concept Introduction:

Entropy is a thermodynamic function which measures the order of randomness. Each naturally favorable process occurs if and only if the extent of randomness (entropy) is increased by those processes.

Explanation

A spontaneous process is one that occurs in nature without outside intervention—it happens “on its own.” The second law of thermodynamics helps us to understand why certain processes are spontaneous and others are not. It also helps us to understand the conditions necessary for a process to be spontaneous...

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