Day: December 5, 2017

Entropy Changes of an Ideal Gas

Entropy Changes of an Ideal Gas

Entropy Changes of an Ideal Gas

12/05/17

“How does the entropy of an ideal gas change with time?”

 

When an ideal gas undergoes a nonadiabatic process, it’s entropy is bound to change. However, how can we quantify such a change? Well, let’s use our engineering mindset to figure this out. One way would be to look at a thermodynamic property table, find the specific enthalpies for different temperatures, and then take the difference in values. Another way would be to plug in the equation delta s = C_v*ln(t2/t1) + R*ln(v2/v1) or delta s = C_p*ln(t2/t1) – R*ln(p2/p1).