Chapter 8

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Which of the following statements is a logical consequence of the second law of

thermodynamics?

A) If the entropy of a system increases, there must be a corresponding decrease in the entropy ofthe universe.

B) If there is an increase in the energy of a system, there must be a corresponding decrease in theenergy of the rest of the universe.

C) Every energy transfer requires activation energy from the environment.

D) Every chemical reaction must increase the total entropy of the universe.

E) Energy can be transferred or transformed, but it cannot be created or destroyed.

Answer:

D) Every chemical reaction must increase the total entropy of the universe.



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