Spontaneous Process: Definition & Examples


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A spontaneous process will _____ the entropy of the universe and _____.

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1. Let's consider kryptonite, the fictional material that strips Superman of his powers. If liquid kryptonite spontaneously freezes to become solid kryptonite at room temperature, which of the following is true?

2. Which of the following is NOT a spontaneous process?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In order to test your understanding of the definition and examples of spontaneous process, utilize this quiz/worksheet combo. You will be quizzed on examples of a spontaneous process as well as the entropy of the universe.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Thanks to these resources, you can check your knowledge of:

  • The phase changes of water that is spontaneous below the freezing point of water
  • Meaning of a spontaneous process
  • Examples of this type of process
  • The effect of a spontaneous process on the entropy of the universe

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - retrieve the knowledge you have gained about an example of a spontaneous process regarding kryptonite
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about phase changes in water
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you pick out the most important facts from the lesson on spontaneous process

Additional Learning

You have a way to learn more about this process if you read through the lesson: Spontaneous Process: Definition & Examples. It is an effective tool for helping you complete these tasks:

  • Learn how a spontaneous process occurs
  • Review examples of this process
  • Know about the second law of thermodynamics