What is Entropy? - Definition, Law & Formula


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Which of the following situations represents a reversible process?

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1. Which of the following has the most entropy?

2. Which of the following has the highest multiplicity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you evaluate your understanding of entropy and the number of ways a system can be arranged. You will be tested on your comprehension of what entropy is and how it applies to real world situations.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following objectives:

  • Recognize reversible and irreversible processes
  • Understand how entropy applies to real world situations
  • Use the definition of multiplicity to compare items
  • Relate the laws of thermodynamics to entropy

Skills Practiced

In this quiz and worksheet students practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related physical science lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the laws of thermodynamics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about entropy and multiplicity

Additional Learning

To learn more about entropy, read through the related lesson called What Is Entropy? - Definition, Law & Formula. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define entropy
  • Relate the second law of thermodynamics to entropy
  • Recall the definitions of reversible and irreversible processes
  • Understand multiplicity