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Entropy change of the universe

5.9 Two equal quantities of water, of mass m and at temperatures T1, and T2, are adiabatically mixed together, the pressure remaining constant. Show that the entropy change of the universe is
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where c_p, is the specific heat of water at constant pressure. Show that [delta]S >= 0. (Hint: (a - b)^2 0 for a and b real.)


Solution Summary

We calculate the entropy change of the universe involved in adiabatically mixing two equal quantities of water, initially at different temperatures.