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PS#4 - Sept 15 Questions - C) Yes, it is spontaneous. D)...

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1. The Second Law of Thermodynamics states A) the total entropy of a system and its surroundings always increases for a spontaneous process. B) temperatures will always decrease. C) the total energy of a system and its surroundings is constant. D) diversity is the result of gradual evolution. E) None of the above. 2. If a particular reaction has a negative G, is it likely to occur? A) Not unless energy is added to the system. B) Yes, if it is coupled to another reaction.
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Unformatted text preview: C) Yes, it is spontaneous. D) No, it will never occur. E) Yes, if it takes place within a constrained area. 3. How can a cell exist if the Second Law of Thermodynamics is true? 4. Provide a simple example of entropy processes. 5. What does this equation mean: ∆ G = ∆ H system – T ∆ S system < 0? 6. What are the enthalpy and entropy changes that accompany the formation of DNA double helixes from complementary single strands of DNA?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2010 for the course SCIENCE bioc300 taught by Professor Foster during the Spring '10 term at UBC.

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