Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
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Chapter 15 - The Laws of Thermodynamics - Misconceptual Questions: 11

Answer

Choice B.

Work Step by Step

A liquid is less ordered than the same substance in solid form. Also, heat is added to ice to change it to liquid water. By equation 15-8, $\Delta S = \frac{Q}{T}$, the change in entropy will be positive. The entropy of the ice increases as heat is added and it melts.
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