Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 18 - Think and Explain: 76


No, the entropy principle has not been violated.

Work Step by Step

The second law of thermodynamics says that in natural processes, order tends toward disorder. An increase in order in one part of a system is always offset by an equal or greater increase in disorder elsewhere. The increase in order of the salt crystals is offset by the much greater increase in disorder of the water as it evaporates.
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