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Unformatted text preview: 8 L. (e) [3pt] A bottle full of liquid alcohol is left open in a sealed box and completely evaporates,
leaving the box full of alcohol vapor, and the bottle empty. You would not expect to
come back later and find the bottle full of liquid alcohol again because
A. it would violate Newton’s Laws of motion.
B. it would violate the first law of thermodynamics.
C. it would violate the second law of thermodynamics.
D. it would not conserve energy.
E. entropy is always conserved.
It is highly improbable for the alcohol molecules to spontaneously recondense into a
liquid in the bottle, but it would not violate Newton’s Laws or energy conservation (the
first law of thermodynamics). It would violate the second law of thermodynamics, since 5 the order of the system would spontaneously increase, and the entropy would
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