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In which of the following processes will S be positive?
1. 2H2(g) + O2(g)----> 2H2O(g)
2. SO3(g) + H2O(l)-----> H2SO4(l)
3. 2KClO3(s)----->2KCl(s) + 3O2(g)

A) 2 only
B) 3 only
C) 1 and 3 only
D) 1 only
E) 1 and 2 only

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A detailed explanation of how to determine the degree of entropy within a chemical reaction, including a specific example and answer.

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In order to determine in which instance delta S (or S) will be positive, we first need to understand what delta S represents. Entropy (S) is a measure of disorder, meaning that a positive delta S value indicates increasing disorder within a system.

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