   # Predict which substance in each pair has the higher entropy and explain your reasoning. (a) O 2 (g) or O 3 (g) (b) SnCl 4 ( ℓ ) or⇄ SnCl 4 (g) ### Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640

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Section ### Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

9th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640
Chapter 18.4, Problem 1CYU
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## Predict which substance in each pair has the higher entropy and explain your reasoning. (a) O2(g) or O3(g) (b) SnCl4(ℓ) or⇄ SnCl4(g)

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

It should be explained that which substance in the given O2gor O3gpair will have higher entropy.

Concept Introduction:

Entropy:

Entropy is a measure of the randomness of the system. It is a thermodynamic quantity and an extensive property. It is represented by the symbol S. It can also be defined as the degree of energy dispersal. More the dispersal in energy, more is the value of entropy.

Entropy generally decreases in the order ofgas>liquid>solid. In the gaseous state, the particles are more random. In solids, the particles have fixed positions and entropy is less. In liquids, there are constraints due to forces between the particles.

Entropy is greater for larger molecules. A larger molecule can rotate and vibrate in more ways due to which there is a large number of microstates over which energy can be distributed. Therefore, number of microstates increases the entropy of the system also increases.

### Explanation of Solution

O2andO3both are in gaseous state. Analysing the given pairO3 is larger thanO2

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

It should be explained that which substance in the given SnCl4lor SnCl4gpair will have higher entropy.

Concept Introduction:

Refer to (a)

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